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Keris Making

Keris Making

 

Keris Making  in Malaysia-This double edged wavy blade dagger is the synonymous with the Malay culture and way of life. In the ancient time, a man walks without a keris was akin to walking around in naked. In those days, keris was always believed to be endowed with mystical powers [ … ]

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Rattan Weaving in Malaysia

Rattan Weaving in Malaysia

 

Rattan Weaving in Malaysia -Rattan or ‘rotan’ in Malay language is the long climbing plant with thorny leaves and glossy, water resistant surface. There are several hundreds species of rattan growing wild in the tropical rainforest in Terengganu, winding their way up neighbouring trees [ … ]

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Boat Making in Malaysia

Boat Making in Malaysia

 

Boat Making in Malaysia-The people of Terengganu have always been more than just fishermen and the boat building industry flourished throughout in the 19th century. Apart from small fishing-boats 3m to 4m long, the Terengganu people also built large trading boats called Perahu Besar, be [ … ]

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Wood Carving in Malaysia

Wood Carving in Malaysia

 

Wood Carving in Malaysia-Both, Peninsula Malaysia and East Malaysia present adroit talent of wood carving. Moreover, one can see amazingly intricate carvings in porticos of Malay houses, in the roofs and altars of temples, on the prows of colorful fishing boats, and in the burial poles [ … ]

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Weaving in Malaysia

Weaving in Malaysia

 

Weaving in Malaysia-Natural reserves in Malaysia provides ample of materials, ideal for different types of weaving. Like the thorny vines of rattan tree are best used for making eco-friendly furniture and the strong fronds of sago palm are also suitable for crafting. In Borneo, sago is d [ … ]

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Pewter Making

Pewter Making in Malaysia


Pewter Making in Malaysia-Since Malaysia is known to be the largest producer of tin, it is expected that this country must have been utilizing this metal in its own way. Located near Kuala Lumpur, Royal Selangor Pewter Factory is the world's largest single manufacturer of fine pewter. The pe [ … ]

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Kite Making

Kite Making in Malaysia


Designed in bright colors and patterns, Kites are carefully made in intricate patterns. Sometimes, floral patterns are also used for its decoration while paper tassels are joined to give it a complete look. This established art had been prevalent from the imperial times of the Melakan court. [ … ]

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Batik

Batik

 

Batik is an art of dying fabric that was brought to Malaysia by Hindu traders, centuries ago. In this craft, Designs are first drawn up on cloth and then, are blocked off with wax outline. Batik has become an established craft which is commonly used on bags and cushion covers.

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