The Malay Customs and Heritage Corporation Selangor (PADAT) presented the longest Tekat Gubah Bunga Tanjung in Malaysia, measuring 9m X 0.91m. This impressive work of embroidery has earned a place in the Malaysia Book of Records for the Longest Handmade Embroidery.

1. Selangor State ExCo Y.B. Dato' Dr Ahmad Yunus bin Hairi officiates the longest "Tekat Gubah" in Malaysia by cutting the final thread

1. Selangor State ExCo Y.B. Dato’ Dr Ahmad Yunus bin Hairi officiates the longest “Tekat Gubah” in Malaysia by cutting the final thread

This initiative, a cooperation between PADAT and the Society of Craft and Hand Embroidery Making Experts (SCHEME), is supported by the Selangor Permanent Committee on Tourism and the Selangor branch of the Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation.

2. joy all around as the Tekat Gubah embroidery is measured

2. joy all around as the Tekat Gubah embroidery is measured

The certificate-signing ceremony by the Malaysia Book of Records was held on 27th August, 2016 at AEON Mall Shah Alam, witnessed by Selangor State ExCo Y.B. Dato’ Dr Ahmad Yunus bin Hairi.

3. Yes! 9 metres in length

3. Yes! 9 metres in length

The tekat gubah process began on 21st May, 2016 and completed on 27th August, 2016, with the final thread cut by Dato’ Dr Ahmad Yunus. The team behind this elegant piece of embroidery comprised of 31 members; 21 of the embroiderers were from PADAT while the rest, from SCHEME.

4. Selangor State ExCo Y.B. Dato' Dr Ahmad Yunus bin Hairi launches the 6-day craft exhibition at AEON Mall Shah Alam

4. Selangor State ExCo Y.B. Dato’ Dr Ahmad Yunus bin Hairi launches the 6-day craft exhibition at AEON Mall Shah Alam

Tekat gubah embroidery was chosen by PADAT for this record setting due to its widespread use in clothing styles and decoration among the royal families of Selangor since the early years of the Selangor Sultanate.

5. Selangor State ExCo Y.B. Dato' Dr Ahmad Yunus bin Hairi puts down his signature on the Malaysia Book of Records certificate

5. Selangor State ExCo Y.B. Dato’ Dr Ahmad Yunus bin Hairi puts down his signature on the Malaysia Book of Records certificate

The embroidery emphasises on the nine-petal floral motif of bunga tanjung, the official flower of the state of Selangor. The nine petals in the motif indicate the nine districts of Selangor: Gombak, Hulu Langat, Hulu Selangor, Klang, Kuala Langat, Kuala Selangor, Petaling, Sabak Bernam and Sepang.

6. the certificate is presented by Nurasyikin Ramli (Senior Research Journalist, The Malaysia Book of Records) to Mohd Faizul Fitri Bin Muslil, CEO of  Malay Customs & Heritage Corporation Selangor (PADAT)

6. the certificate is presented by Nurasyikin Ramli (Senior Research Journalist, The Malaysia Book of Records) to Mohd Faizul Fitri Bin Muslil, CEO of Malay Customs & Heritage Corporation Selangor (PADAT)

Following this record-breaking feat, PADAT is in the process of registering the motif as an industrial design with the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia so that it could be applied to other craft products of Selangor, besides fabric and textiles.

This Malaysia Book of Records ceremony was the highlight of the 6-day craft fair which was hosted at the mall.

Event: Longest Tekat Gubah Bunga Tanjung (Hand Embroidery) in Malaysia
Venue: AEON Mall Shah Alam, Selangor.
Date: 27th Aug, 2016
Time: 3pm

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