The Sarudaiya Japi, an Assamese traditional headgear created by bamboo, cane, leaves etc was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. The noted artist of Morigaon district, Subhas Medhi, built a huge traditional japi at Bhurbandha field and completed his work on October 25, 2014 after long three years.
Medhi designed the largest Jaapi with 1400 bamboos and 3000 tokou (palm) leaves measuring 545.965 square metres in total surface area and the weight of the Jaapi is 10326.51 kg which was displayed at Bhurbandha playground in Morigaon district.
The Guinness Book of World Records, London sent a letter to artist Subhas Medhi informing him about inclusion of his japi in the Guinness Book. The letter was received by Medhi on June 23 making it a success story for the artist who had devoted his 10 years in the making of the Japi. He said, ‘The Heritage of Assamese culture was established at the world forum.’