The world’s smallest tricolor, made of gold, is tiny enough to pass through the eye of a needle.
This tricolor has been made by Iqbal Sakka, a handicraft expert from Udaipur. He thought of making this version of the Indian national flag for the 70th Independence Day. The tiny flag which can pass through the eye of a needle has set the Guinness World Record for the smallest national flag ever made. Earlier, the Canadian national flag held this world record.
This flag is only 0.5 mm in size and can pass through the eye of a size 12 needle. Sakka had written a letter to the President and wished that this flag should be displayed at the national museum in New Delhi.
Sakka is a famed handicraft maker who already has 52 world records in his name.
Sakka first made his world record in 1991 when he made a very delicate gold chain. In 2004, he also made the smallest tea kettle made of gold. Both of these products got him world record titles. In 2009, he entered the Guinness World Record after making the smallest stamp of gold. This is Sakka’s 53rd world record. He already has his name mentioned in the Guinness World Records, Limca Book of Records, Unique World Records, India Book of Records and Asia Book of Records.
Udaipur is famous for its handicrafts and delicate jewelry made of silver and gold. Sakka has been making traditional gold jewelry in the city for several years now.