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Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
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  Terengganu Map 1
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  Visit Terengganu
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  Unique Homestays
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ARTS & CULTURE
  Traditional Games & Pastimes
  Traditional Music & Dance
   
HISTORY & HERITAGE
  Terengganu History
  The 19th Century
  The 20th Century
  The Age Of Commerce
 
  The Inscribed Stone
 
  Traditional Boat Building
  Malay Exotic Wooden
  Royal Treasures
  The Chinese Village
  Others
   
HANDICRAFTS
  Malay Handicrafts
  Batik, Songket & Silk
  Brassware & Wood Carving
  Mengkuang & Pandanus Weaving
  Keris (Blade) Making
  Rattan & Bamboo Product
  Traditional Wau / Kite Making
   
PLACES OF INTEREST
 
  Must Visit Places
 
ISLANDS HOLIDAYS
  Islands Of Terengganu
  Pulau Perhentian Island
  Pulau Lang Tengah Island
  Pulau Redang Island
  Pulau Bidong Island
  Pulau Kapas & Gemia Island
  Pulau Tenggol Island
 
  Beach Holidays
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TASIK KENYIR (LAKE)
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  Herbs Park & Kelah Sanctuary
  Adventure Nature
  Tanjong Mentong (Taman Negara)
  Houseboat Holidays
 
  Getting There
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KUALA TERENGGANU
  Around The City
  Islamic Civilization Park
  Batu Burok Beach
  Chendering
  The Museum
  Sungai Terengganu River Cruise
   
MARANG
  Overview
   
DUNGUN
  Overview
  Chemerong Waterfall
  Rantau Abang (Turtle Nesting)
   
KEMAMAN
  Overview
   
HULU TERENGGANU
  Overview
  Ajil Pheasant Park
  Berang River Safari
  Sekayu Waterfall (Must Visit)
   
SETIU
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KUALA BESUT
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  Lata Belatan Recreational Forest
  Lata Berangin & La Hot Springs
  Lata Tembakah Waterfall
 
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TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

HANDICRAFTS - Brassware & Wood Carving

 
 

WOOD CARVING

Brass and copperware remain as a part of Terengganu's traditional legacy.

Terengganu Craft / Handicraft Product - The Finest Brassware / Product In Malaysia.

 

Staying popular through the ages are traditional brass casting and bronze working for all kinds of useful utensils. A notable newer heritage is pewter craft made from tin, hugely important since the late 19th century, the search of which gave birth to Kuala Lumpur. Metal craft products include decorative items, vases, small furniture pieces, kettles and cookery items, serving trays, bowls, tepak Sireh? sets, candelabras, incense burners, rose-water sprinklers, gongs and musical instruments, Keris blades, wind chimes and even lamps. Brass craft in Malaysia has been in existence since 500 B.C. during the Dong Son period, an age of emerging metal prowess. It is believed that immigrants from Southern China brought along their skills and resided in the East Coast of the Peninsular.

 

Superb brass and copperware items, ranging from traditional designs to more contemporary ones are still produced in Terengganu. The process starts with making the master mould from 'Cengal' wood. Molten wax is poured into the master mould. Only quality brass or copper are grinded and polished to produce eye-catching, shinier and longer lasting items. The arrival of Islam has also influenced and simultaneously altered the design and shape of brass products. Technological advancement coupled with inherited skills passed down through the generations has further enhanced the technique, shape and pattern of brass and copperware products, evident today in the multitude of designs. Artisans can still be seen at Kampung Ladang, Kuala Terengganu where the arts of brass andcooper ware making still flourish and receives constant demands.

 
 

WOOD CARVING

Terengganu Craft / Handicraft Product - Terengganu has the finest wood product or wood carving in Malaysia.

 

For many decades, Terengganu crafts men have taken pride in their woodcarving skills. As one of the oldest crafts in Malaysia, wood carving has also been the specialty of Terengganu craftsmen and their artworks are often praised for their exquisite beauty. Most of the carvings are inspired by the rich local flora as well as the beautiful Islamic arts. Besides being used as decorative items, these wood carvings also possess practical purposes on houses, palaces and furniture. The quality of these wood carvings from Terengganu enables them to stand the test of time.

 

As a land of great forests and timber diversity, Malaysia has long been a source of wood crafts. Even whole traditional houses were built in exquisitely hand-carved timber. Wood carving was originally found in houses of Sultans or Malay nobility as part of their interior decoration and the craftsmen were commissioned for their services.  Because human depiction is prohibited in Islam, Malay wood carving gets its inspiration from flora, animal motif and Islamic art but this has never influence its finest artistically designs.

 

Terengganu wood carving not only found in the beams, doorways, window shutters of a house, but also in the traditional boat making industry and some furniture items such as sofa, bed frame and mirror frame and as small as a jewellery box. Today, antique Malay panel carvings or Keris dagger handles, Chinese containers and unusual Orang Asli spirit sculptures, as well as moulded walking sticks, kitchen utensils or even decorative scented woods are among the wide range of useful things to adorn your home.

Terengganu Craft / Handicraft Product - Terengganu has the finest wood product or wood carving in Malaysia.

 
 
 
HANDICRAFTS - Brassware & Wood Carving
TERENGGANU - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA