A striped scarf made of gold has been recognised as the largest of its kind in Vietnam by the Vietnam Record Book Centre (Vietkings), according to Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) website.

Vietkings representatives presented a Vietnam Record certification to Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ), the maker of the scarf, at a ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on November 10 as part of the Vietnam International Jewelry Fair 2013. 

The hand-made scarf, 130cm in length and 27cm in width, was designed by PNJ with 2,880 gold bars. Bronze drum and flying bird patterns had been carved on each of the gold bars. 

The artwork, made of 8k gold, weighs 44.7 taels and is valued at more than 2 billion VND. It took PNJ designers and artisans a total of 240 hours to complete the product.-VNA