Sarawak handicrafts come in varied texture..shapes..and form owning to the rich tapestry of culture within Sarawak.
May it be weaving or printed fabrics..wood craving..bead works..rattan basket..rattan mat or ceramic..all these crafts have its own design..unique to each ethnic group.
Sarawak arts and crafts are uniquely design based on age-old fables. They are inspired by the beauty and bounty of Sarawak..our homeland.
Sarawak is renowned for its rich diversity of traditional handicraft products. These are work of fine art and crafts by the multi-racial community of Sarawak.
The Beadworks by the Orang Ulu ladies are beautiful and fine crafts. These colourful beads of different sizes are beautifully fashioned into artistic....fashionable necklaces...rings...bracelet and earrings. These beads are also being used to decorate headgear and baby carrier.
Beautifully Decorated Orang Ulu Baby Carrier
The Iban community are well known for their skill in weaving the Pua Kumbu. In the Iban Pua series are the Pua Kumbu...Pua Sungkit and the Pua Karap. Among the three...Pua Sungkit are no longer available in the market due to the tedious weaving process.
In the Iban traditional Costume...Pua Karap is the preferred choice for the skirt due to its refined weaving technique. Pua Kumbu is the most popular and in-demand due it functionality and decorative nature.
Iban Pua Kumbu
The Bidayuh Community handicrafts
are also equally beautiful and fashionable. They used beaten tree bark...rattan and bamboo to make Kesah...basketry...tambok and mat for their usage.
The kesah are popular and in-demand due to its durable and lasting nature. The one that my parent made lasted about 30 years and still shinning and functional.
Stoutly Woven Bidayuh Kesah.
Sarawak handicraft products also include the distinct design and carved pottery by the Sarawak Chinese Community. These beautifully handcrafted pottery are both decorative and functional earthenware. You can actually watch the process in some of the family run kiln.
The Melanaus and Malay community are equally skillful in producing
handicraft products from Palm... sago leaves...tree barks and other
plants gathered from the forest.
These handicraft products are either for daily usage or decorative items. The Malay community in Sarawak also produce beautiful Kain Songket using distinctive weaving technique uniquely Sarawak.
Uniquely Sarawak Kain Songket.
Sarawak is well-known for its rich diversity of traditional handicrafts..ethic wood-craving...beads works..textile weaving... bamboo and rattan baskets and more.
Products are easily available in Sarawak handcrafts shop..night
bazaar...weekend markets and also shopping mall.
You're overwhelmed and spoil for choice as each handicraft products has its own unique and distinct design and motive.
Sarawak woven handicrafts are intricate and fanciful works of arts...especially the Iban Pua Kumbu and the Sarawak Songket.
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