Loom & Longest Krama Displayed in National Museum of Cambodia

AKP Phnom Penh, Traditional-style loom and the longest Krama (scarf) have been displaying in the compound of the National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh.

The displaying ceremony was presided over by Minister of Culture and Fine Arts H.E. Phoeurng Sackona, Phnom Penh Municipal Governor H.E. Khuong Sreng and President of Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia (UYFC) H.E. Hun Many last Sunday.

Starting from Feb. 14 to June 28, 2018, the weaving of 1,149-metre long Krama which broke Guinness World Record on July 1, 2018, was done by hundreds of thousands of Cambodian people from all walks of life, including Her Majesty the Queen-Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk for the first waving thread, followed by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen and his spouse Samdech Kittiprittbandit Bun Rany Hun Sen, President of Cambodian Red Cross (CRC).

In the form of sturdy garment, Krama is a most common belonging of Cambodians with many uses, including as a scarf, to cover the face and head (especially in order to protect it from wind, dust, sunlight, etc.), as hammock for children, and for decorative purposes.

Krama is not the first effort of Cambodia for the world record. In 2015, a four-ton Nom Ansorm, a traditional Cambodian rice cake made from sticky rice, mug bean, and pork, also won a Guinness World Record. Besides, in the same year, the country broke the Guinness World Record for the largest Madison dance with 2,015 participants.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press