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Forest Based Fibre

The forest based fibres

 

The forest based fibres such as rattan bamboo, ribu-ribu, bemban, mengkuang and pandanus are coiled, plaited, twined and woven to produce comely bags, baskets, mats and hats. Rattan or cane are usually used for furniture while the smalle [ … ]

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Pewter


 

Pewter, Malaysian Souvenirs- Pewter was made popular in Malaysia as Malaysia was a leading tin mining nation in the late 19th century to early 20th century. Pewter is made from an alloy composed of tin and other metals of which the molten [ … ]

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Batik

Batik

 

Batik, Malaysian Souvenirs- Batik is the local language which means "to draw in wax" and its origin can be traced back to Indonesia. There are 2 types of batik production namely "Tulis or Conteng" and "Cap". [ … ]

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Roti canai

Roti canai

 

Roti canai , Malaysian Souvenirs -Roti canai is a type of flatbread found in Malaysia, often sold in Mamak stalls. It is known as roti prata in Southern Malaysia and Singapore, and is similar to the Indian Kerala porotta.

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Wayang Kulit

Wayang Kulit

 

Wayang Kulit , Malaysian Souvenirs -'Wayang Kulit' or shadow play is an old cultural entertainment using shadows cast by intricately carved puppets in relaying mythical parables of good versus evil. The puppets are made of cow [ … ]

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Wau

Wau

 

Wau ,Malaysian Souvenirs--Wau or Kite in Malay is a uniquely designed Malaysian kite that has flown since times past. It is called 'Wau' because the shape of its wing is similar to an Arabic letter (pronounced "wow"). It i [ … ]

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Pua Kumbu

Pua Kumbu

 

Pua Kumbu -Pua Kumbu is a traditional patterned multicolored ceremonial cotton cloth used by the Iban, made and used in Sarawak, Malaysia. Pua kumbu are woven by Dayak women and are considered to be sacred objects. They are used for life [ … ]

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Kris

Kris

 

Kris,Malaysian Souvenirs-The kris or keris is an asymmetrical dagger indigenous to Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei. It is known as kalis in the southern Philippines. The kris is famous for its distinctive wavy blade, but many ha [ … ]

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Mengkuang

Menkuang

 

Mengkuang -Mengkuang (screwpine leaves) or pandanus weaving is one of the traditional arts still very much alive and its products are still in demand. Mengkuang (Pandanus odoratissimus), is a huge pandan-like plant that grows along the b [ … ]

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Songket

Songket

 

Songket is a fabric that belongs to the brocade family of textiles of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei. It is hand-woven in silk or cotton, and intricately patterned with gold or silver threads. The metallic threads stand out against the [ … ]

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