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Sarawak : East Malaysia / Malaysian Borneo - Tourist Attraction and Destination Guide
 
  Welcome
  Sarawak Tourism
  Getting There & Around
 
  Sarawak Map 1
  Sarawak Map 2
 
  PEOPLE & ETHNIC GROUP:
 
  General Info
  Bidayuh (Land Dayak's)
  Iban (Sea Dayak's)
  Melanau
  Orang Ulu
 
  Iban Longhouse Visit
 
  ARTS & CRAFTS:
  General Info
  Pua Kumbu, Pua Sungkit & Pua Karap
   
  Eating Out, Nightlife & Local Delicacy
 
  PLACES OF INTEREST :
 
  Adventure Nature & Wildlife
  National Parks & Wildlife Conservation
   
  KUCHING (STATE CAPITAL):
 
  General Info
  Bus Service / Transportation
  Map
 
  History & People
  Dining & Entertainment
  Nightlife
  Shopping
 
  Recreation & Sports
  Spa Retreats
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  City Centre
  Kuching On Foot
  Heritage Trails
  Historical Buildings
  Museums
  Handicrafts
  Street Life
 
  Nature & National Parks
  Bako National Park
  Batang Ai National Park
  Gunung Gading National Park
  Kubah National Park
  Kuching Wetlands National park
  Matang Wildlife Centre
  Semenggoh Nature Reserve
  Talang Satang National Park
  Tanjung Datu National Park
 
  Santubong & Damai Beach
  General Info
  Irrawady Dolphin
  Sarawak Cultural Village
 
  Kuching Southwest
  Tourist Destination
  Teluk Melano & Sematan
 
  Sibu
  General Info
  Dining & Entertainment
  Shopping & Accommodation
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  City Centre
  Bawang Assan Iban Longhouse
 
  Melanau's Heartland:
  Mukah Town
  Dalat Town
 
  Up Rejang River:
  General Info
  Kanowit, Song & Belaga
  Kapit
 
  Down Rejang River:
  General Info
 
  Miri
  General Info
  City Map
  In & Around Miri Map
 
  Lifestyle & Nightlife
  Shopping
 
  TOURIST ATTRACTION
  Must Visit Places
  Bario & Ba?kelalan
 
  Gunung Mulu National Park
  Lambir Hills National Park
  Loagan Bunut National Park
  Niah National Park
  Similajau National Park
 
 
 
 
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO
ARTS & CRAFTS : General Info
 
 

Sarawak's natural beauty it legendary. So are its arts and crafts Inspired by the effortless flight of a hornbill the supple curvatures of a fern, or an ancestor glimpsed in a dream, skilled craftspeople from their respective tribes transform inspirations and dreams lists crafts of beauty. Take home these precious mementoes of your travels and create interesting conversation showpiece of enchanting Sarawak.

 
 
POTTERY
 

There are two types of pottery crafted in Sarawak, each with its own distinctive look and feel. The ethnic pottery is produced by potters from the Iban, Murut and Kelabit tribes, while some products are made by Chinese potters. Pottery products are various and largely decorative, ranging from delicate jars and vases, to practical products such as ashtrays, candleholders, lamps, teapots, mugs and frames. Sarawakians are proud of their handicraft and often present them as gifts to friends.

 
 
 
WOODCARVING
 

Wooden tribal art is one of Sarawak?s more exotic crafts. Figurines and masks for casting away evil and sickness, weapon charms and tall guardians are carved from ironwood. Mostly popular are the Kayan and Kenyah wooden spoons that come in varying sizes, from salad bowl to wall-hanging sizes.

 
 
 
BEADWORK
 

Creatively coloured beadwork fashioned into headgear, bracelets, armbands, waistbands and trinkets are one of the endearing Sarawak handicrafts that have survived from generation to generation. Used in full traditional gear during formal and festive ceremonies, these fashionable items really make a statement of ethnicity and glorious tribal art.

 
 
 
TEXTILES
 

Tropical Asia is very well represented in Sarawak?s pua textiles. The famous Pua Kumbu is a must in a traditional Sarawakian's home ? adorning walls and tables, becoming cushion throws, sarongs, carpets, and even clothes. Motifs include rough representations of flora, fauna and humans. The art of living Sarawakian style is very distinct, ethnic yet relaxed as the textiles convey a rich traditional feel. Main colours are dark red and blue. There are many more wonderful handicraft legacies from Sarawak?s indigenous peoples, that you must go and experience Sarawak for yourself.

 
 
 
WEAVING & BASKETRY
 

Palm, rattan, tree barb, bamboo and various other plants gathered from the forests are woven into works of art by the many tribal community here. The Bidayuh are famous for their 'kesah? mats, stoutly woven from rattan and beaten tree bark while the Melanau's and Malays are well known for using the leaves of sago, pandanus and palms to make intricately plaited baskets, colourful mats, hats and home decorative items. And, the Iban's weave intricate arrowroot patterned mats which show up only in oblique light.

 
 
 
 
ARTS & CRAFTS : General Info
SARAWAK - EAST MALAYSIA / MALAYSIA BORNEO