Largest Kurta-world record set by Pakistani
4]KARACHI, Pakistan--A 101-foot-long kurta made by Pakistani craftsmen
has been certified as the largest such garment by the Book of World
The largest kurta measured 30.78 m (101 ft) long and 18 m (59 ft
3 in) wide.The kurta was made by Ariel Pakistan in Karachi,and displayed
on 3 January 2008. Photo by Raja Islam
kurta, large enough to be worn by a 175-foot tall person, was unveiled
at a public ceremony.
Procter and Gamble, which sponsored the kurta,
described it as a symbol of national unity as the garment worn by
people across Pakistan captures the culture and identity of the
"The kurta weighs 800 kg and took a team of 50
hard working professional tailors 30 days to put together."
The kurta was measured last month by professional
experts of SGS Pakistan, a local certification firm.
Fashion designer Deepak Perwani, who embellished
the giant kurta, said: "The kurta is an intrinsic symbol of Pakistani
attire, and (this garment) has successfully put it on the global
A kurta represents the essence of what we are and defines
our individuality in today's world.
This record will go a long way in creating positive
recall for Pakistani fashion in the international community." (enlarge
Gul Ahmed Textiles provided over
800 yards of cotton to make the kurta. Syed Hassan Bokhari, a representative
of the firm, said, "This unique idea required a very durable fabric
that could survive the challenges of strength because of its size.
We used the best cottons to weave the special fabric for this project."
The world's largest kurta will later be used
to create smaller kurtas that will be donated to children's homes
run by the Edhi Foundation, a reputed NGO. (enlarge
Some interesting facts about the Ariel World’s
The Kurta is 101 feet tall and 59 feet 3 inches wide. Each sleeve
is almost 57 feet long
· It took a team of 50 hardworking professional
tailors a period of 30 days to make the Kurta
· The Kurta, is made of 800 yards of cotton blend
fabric provided by Gul Ahmed Textiles (enlarge
· Our very own famous designer Deepak Perwani
has added subtle yet stylish adornments to the Kurta to add to make
it trendy while still being traditional.