108-meter felt art depicts ‘The Secret History of the Mongols’
A family in Khentii Province quilted and stitched the story of “The Secret History of the Mongols” on a 108-meter long piece of felt to promote the traditional Mongolian quilting and stitching methods by setting a Guinness world record.
The presenting ceremony of the piece will be held at Sukhbaatar Square on September 13.
The family started making “The Secret History of the Mongols” on felt in January 2016.
The family consists of tailors and artists, and runs the ger and furniture manufacturing company Khan Khentiin Gar Urchuud.
Artist of Khan Khentiin Gar Urchuud company D.Nergui said, “We sent documents to register this artwork in the Guinness Book of Records. It has been nominated for the longest art piece made from animalorigin raw materials using the longest tread, secondly the longest artwork made on felt, and thirdly the most inclusive artwork engaging various nations and ethnic groups.”
More than 5,000 craftsmen from 21 provinces contributed in the making of the piece from January 2016 to March 2017. Tailors and craftsmen came from Inner Mongolia, Tuva, Buryatia, Khalmykia and Kyrgyzstan to contribute in the work.