Largest winter footwear-world record set by
MOSCOW, Russia -- The ‘Tsar-Valenok’ , a
giant two-metre-high, 300 kilos felt boot, made in Yaroslavl,
an ancient Russian city some 250 km north-east of Moscow,
sets the world record for the Largest
Largest winter footwear is large enough
for a grown man to climb inside, and is equipped with a ladder
to help him do so.
Anyone who goes along to Moscow’s ‘Russian
Winter’ crafts festival can have a hand in decorating this
new new world record creation.
A giant lucky horseshoe has also accompanied
the boot from Yaroslavl to the festival in Moscow. Craftsmen
spent more than a month making the boot.
When the event closes, the boot is expected to
be given a permanent home in Moscow’s Russian Records museum.
Valenki are making a comeback. Valenki are
warm and comfortable. Made of sheep’s wool, these warm boots
have been worn by generations of Russians. For centuries they
shod the feet of peasants and tsars alike.
Valenki are said to have healing qualities, through
their warmth and natural material. The Russian Tsar Peter
the Great wore them to get over hangovers and urged his subjects
to do the same.
In valenki, the Russian army stood its ground
to victory over Hitler’s forces. Now this Russian classic
is making a comeback in the world of fashion.
Each one is handmade and unique.
They cost between $US 100-150, but the
price-tag hasn't reduced demand.
The crafts festival opened on Revolution Square
in the centre of Moscow on December 1 and will last until
January 19. It includes free historic tours around the city
centre and demonstrations of various handicrafts, as well
as children’s shows, circus acts, bellringing and master classes
There will also be stalls where one can buy human-sized
valenki, amongst other typically Russian souvenirs, including
the famous ‘matryoshka’ dolls, from many different regions
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Sunday, December 14, 2008