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Sarawak Handicraft Products …Work of Fine arts and Crafts.

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.

Iban House

Traditional Craft (Beads)

The Steps

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 thePua 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.



Sarawak Cultural Village (Part 1)

Known as the ‘Living Museum’, the Cultural Village was set up to preserve and showcase Sarawak‘s cultural heritage. Located at Pantai Damai, Santubong, just 32km from the state capital, Kuching, it is the perfect place to get introduced to local culture and lifestyle.

Sprawled across 17 acres, there are about 150 people living in the village, demonstrating traditional daily activities from Sarawak’s diverse tribes like the processing of sago and the making of handicrafts. They wear traditional costumes and also put on dances for visitors.

The village residents provide information on their various traditional cultures and lifestyles. You can see replicas of buildings that represent every major ethnic group in Sarawak; longhouses of the Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu, a Melanau tall-house and a Chinese farm house among others.

The village also has a theatre, where you can enjoy multicultural dance performances. Besides this, there is a restaurant and handicraft shop. You can even get married at the Sarawak Cultural Village, in traditional Iban, Malay, Bidayuh or Orang Ulu style.

The Iban longhouse has separate rooms placed side by side, all of which open to a long communal hall, used for leisurely activities like wood carving and basket weaving.

Guests are often invited to attend nightly ceremonies and drink a potent rice wine, tuak, which the Iban make themselves. Comfortable guesthouses are also available for visitors.

Source taken http://www.tourism.gov.my/en/my/Web-Page/Places/States-of-Malaysia/Sarawak/Sarawak-Cultural-Village

Cultural Village Entrance


Kak Jah

The Bamboo

Iban Dance

Bamboo Hand Craving

Pua KumbuPhotos by snazlan@copyright

Architectural Photography…Tips here ;)

It’s easy to capture, but create our photo look creative and brilliant it need some effort. I share with you a simple tips taking building photography or some said architectural photography.

  • Focal Length
  • Stabilize your camera
  • Shoot low ISO
  • Details of the subject matter
  • Close the aperture
  • Converging lines
  • Camera position


MEDSI@Kuching '21

Twin Tower 01Photos by snazlan@copyright