Posts Tagged ‘Malaysian Handicraft’


Malaysian Craft Promotion 2011

Malaysian Craft Promotion 2011

Hand-crafted items, be it for decorative or functional purposes, are often a sight to behold. A simple looking piece of craft, for example the wood pieces with Holy Quranic inscriptions that are often used in Malay households may take up to four or five days to complete it. Its intricate carvings and designs are usually distinctive and will differ slightly from region to region. Often, the knowledge and the know-how that goes into creating these wonderful hand-crafted items are passed down from generation to generation. Sadly, this knowledge is fast fading into the background as more of the younger generation do not realise or see the importance of mastering it.

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Clay in the Hands of A Potter

Clay in the Hands of A Potter

“Pots, pots,” declared Mohd Sallehin, and then, he continued with more emphasis as he ended his sentence, “and more pots! That was the only thing that came to mind, seriously.” I could not help but laugh as he described his initial impression of pottery. I was visiting the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex and had wandered into Mohd Sallehin’s shop within the Craft Village. Read more »

Craftsmen And Their Crafts

Craftsmen And Their Crafts

Many Malaysian craftsmen would disagree with the saying that imitation is the best form of flattery. This would come as no surprise, as most of them have experienced the negative results of imitation. I caught up with some of them during the National Craft Day in February, and they were kind enough to share their thoughts on this irritating matter.
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National Craft Day 2011

National Craft Day 2011

Kraftangan Malaysia, the country’s National Craft Centre is organising National Craft Day 2011, an annual event focusing on Malaysian handicraft. This year’s event, its ninth edition, is held to commemorate local craftspeople and their work, as well as to acknowledge the impact of the handicraft industry on the culture of the country.
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