Rain fails to spoil attempt as huge canvas strip covered in paper flowers

17 April, 2016


Not even an unexpected downpour could dampen Dubai’s Guinness World Record attempt for the largest origami craft work. Blue and white flowers shaped to form a striking latticework design took over a portion of Jumeirah Beach Residence as the emirate secured the record. Volunteers joined artists to create flowers that were tacked on to a white canvas strip covering an area of 1,090.98 square metres. The flowers took the shape of ‘mashrabiya’ art, which is an Arabic term for carved wooden latticework, an integral element of traditional Arabic architecture.

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