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Cambodian NGO Weaves 1,000-Meter Long Scarf

PHNOM PENH – A nonprofit in Cambodia announced on Thursday it has woven a cotton scarf one kilometer long, part of its “World’s Longest Hand-Woven Scarf” campaign.

The weavers’ work reached 1,000 meters Thursday morning during a visit by Prime Minister Hun Sen to GoGo Cambodia’s event in Phnom Penh, the NGO told EFE in a Facebook message.

Hun Sen, who sat at one of the cotton-weaving looms, helped craft the last part of the scarf, an efe-epa journalist reported.

Weavers, including GoGo Cambodia members and volunteers, started work on the scarf, or krama in Khmer, on Feb. 14 in an area in front of the National Museum, with about 200 people working on sections of it each day.

Krama scarves are part of traditional Cambodian dress and are commonly worn in the Southeast Asian country.

The campaign, which seeks to break the world record for the longest scarf, focuses on the spirit of “Believe Khmer Can” and unity of Khmer people both in Cambodia and abroad, the NGO says on its infosheet.

The world record for the longest scarf stands at 4,565m, achieved by Helge Johansen of Norway on Nov. 12, 2013 after 30 years of knitting, according to the Guinness World Records website.

 

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