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Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia Capital - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Putrajaya : Federal Territory - Malaysia
Selangor : Central Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Terengganu : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Kelantan : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Pahang : East Coast Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Johor / Johore : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Malacca / Melaka : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Negeri Sembilan / The Nine State : Southern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Kedah (Langkawi) : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Penang / Pulau Pinang : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perak : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
Perlis : Northern Region Of Peninsular Malaysia - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
Sabah : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
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Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
 
 
 
ARTS & CULTURE

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EXOTIC MALAY HANDICRAFTS

You will find all kinds of textiles and accessories, wood crafts, ceramic and clay ware, crafts made of precious or common metals and of superb workmanship.

 

Malaysia boasts a delightful variety of traditional hand-crafted objects. Choices range from priceless authentic antiques to modem hand-made crafts so exquisite that they are in fact heritage-inspired objects d?art. Just name the craft and there are locally available items of the type, as Malaysia hosts every aspect of craft heritage in Asia. They can be wearable materials or functional household items to purely eye-pleasing decor objects. You will find all kinds of textiles and accessories, wood crafts, ceramic and clayware, crafts made of precious or common metals and of superb workmanship. There are also artistic weavings or simply lovely paintings and artworks that are a joy to behold.   Best of all, they are of excellent comparative value and well worth acquiring.

 
 

Wood Crafts

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. Today, antique Malay panel carvings or keris dagger handles, Chinese containers and unusual Orang Asli spirit sculptures. as well as molded walking sticks, kitchen utensils or even decorative scented woods are among the wide range of useful things to adorn your home.

 
 

Textiles

The origins of the many different colourful and beautiful traditional textiles are lost in antiquity. But they are still used and are famous worldwide, with exotic names like batik (hand printed or drawn types), songket woven with gold thread, loom weavings such as the pua kumbu of Sarawak or tekat velvet embroideries of Perak and Baba-Nyonya handiwork. Find these textiles in clothing's of all fashions; sarongs. pareos, beachwear and headgear, shoes, beddings, cushion or table covers, bags and fans; or just one-off fabrics of unique designs fashioned into a host of decor pieces.

 
 

Costume Accessories

Choices galore can be found in clothing accessories. ranging from crafted leather goods and belts to Borneo beadwork necklaces or bangles, hats and beaded carriers made in traditional styles with local spirit or ?tree of life? motifs.

 
 
 

Jewellery

Traditional jewellery are heirlooms in Malaysia. Browse around and you will find some truly handsome antique Malay craft pieces in the form of kerongsang brooches, kalung necklaces, even pending belt buckles or the exotic kembang goyang hairpiece to highlight your hair. The art of goldsmithing, silver filigree and gemworking live on in Malaysia, where you can ogle over the seductive designs of rings, bracelets, earrings and other precious items.

 
 

Metal Crafts

 

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.

 
 

Earthenware - Clay / Ceramic

Clay earthenware and ceramics have a long history in Malaysia, with even prehistoric pieces found. Today, antique as well as modem attractive Malay pottery such as Perak labu sayong or buyung gourd-shaped vessels as well as geluk and belanga, Chinese dragon kiln ceramics or Sarawak tribal motif pottery are all popular. Find them in decorative vases or flower pots. stylish pottery, sculpture and even kitchen accessories.

 
 

Weavings & Wovenware

This is where one could go wild marveling at ingenious traditional weaving skills and products. Local plant fibers and parts from bamboo, rattan, pandan and mengkuang leaves are coiled, plaited, twined and woven to produce comely bags and basketry of all kinds, colourful mats or tikar, hats and tudung saji, as well as the sepak raga ball.

 
 
 

| Overview | Architectural Heritage | Ethnic & Customs | Games & Pastimes | Handicrafts |

| Traditional Attire | Traditional Music & Dance |

ARTS & CULTURE