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Slovak record for rope-twisting

EMPLOYEES of the Homeland Museum in Trebišov, a town in eastern Slovakia, organised a new record-setting attempt as part of the August 12-13 celebration of the Days of Trebišov.

A proud rope-twister shows off his work.(Source: TASR)

EMPLOYEES of the Homeland Museum in Trebišov, a town in eastern Slovakia, organised a new record-setting attempt as part of the August 12-13 celebration of the Days of Trebišov.

The attempt brought a new Slovak record as the competitors from the museum used four 150-metre lengths of jute to produce a rope that stretched for 103 metres. Marián Angelovič, a commissioner with the Book of Slovak Records, confirmed to the TASR newswire that a new record had been set. “This is a Slovak record in hand-twisting of a rope that had not ever been attempted before in Slovakia,” said Angelovič, while adding that an old hand-driven device from the 19th century was properly used as a tool.

The attempt to set the record took place in front of the local mansion that houses the Homeland Museum. Beáta Kéreštanová, who heads the museum, said this was done to gain attention, because rope-making is one of the oldest crafts of the Zemplín region.

The Days of Trebišov also demonstrated the use of ancient harvesting tools and devices, offered traditional food and drink, showed off pure-bred farm animals and pets, presented folk dances and officially opened a reconstructed gate to the local park. Music was provided by the hometown Furmaňe ensemble and by the Miejsko-Kolejowa Orkiestra Deta from Jaslo, Poland, the SITA newswire reported.

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