HCMC unveils country’s largest silk calendar

The Vietnam Record Book Center (Vietkings) under Vietbooks Group presented the country’s largest ever tear-off calendar made from silk March 25 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnam’s largest tear-off calendar made of silk. The project was presented in HCMC on March 25 and will be displayed in Hanoi from October 9. (Photo: SGGP)

Titled “Vietnam History,” the calendar was created as part of efforts to celebrate the 1,000th Thang Long-Hanoi anniversary.

Made by Vietbooks and HCM City-based An Hao Limited Company, the 800kg calendar includes 365 silk sheets measuring 1.3m wide and 2m high. The sheets are enclosed within a sculpted wooden frame standing 2.5m by 3.7m.

It took 20 artisans from the An Hao Company two years to complete the project.

Each calendar sheet depicts a significant event in Vietnamese history with content revised by history Professor Nguyen Khac Thuan, who is head of the Vietnamese Study Faculty of Binh Duong University.

The record-setting calendar will be displayed at Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi from October 9, 2010.

In addition, Vietkings has also introduced a miniature version of the huge calendar, which measures 1.2m wide, 1.7m high and weighs 80kg.

One thousand of the smaller versions are set to be produced, with the first 20 copies being presented to Vietnamese Embassies in countries around the world.

By T.Vy – Translated by Hai Mien

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