Malay Crafts - Report .doc - 1 INTRODUCTION Based on our...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 9 pages.

1. INTRODUCTION Based on our understanding, Malaysia boasts a delightful variety of traditional handicrafts. Choices range from priceless authentic antiques to exquisite modern hand-made crafts. As most artists are Muslims, Malaysian handicraft designs are heavily influenced by Islam. The religion prohibits the depiction of the human form in art. Hence, most designs are based on natural elements such as the interlacing of leaves or vines, flowers and animals. There are many type of crafts in malaysia, such as from earthenware and ceramics, wood crafts, metal crafts, and hand-woven crafts. Example of earthenware and ceramics is Perak's labu sayong, geluk, belanga, Chinese dragon kiln ceramics and Sarawakian tribal motif pottery. Contemporary items include vases, flower pots, decorative pottery, sculpture and kitchenware. Malaysia famous with tropical rain forest with trees that are quality, Malaysia famous for wood crafts diversity that is distinctive. Traditionally, most houses were built from carved wood detailed hand. Then popular since the early days, traditional brass casting and bronze working are still used to make an array of utensils. More recently in the 19th century, with the discovery of tin in Malaysia, pewter has become increasingly popular. Metal craft products include modern decorative items, kitchen ware and traditional artifacts like tepak sireh sets, rose-water instruments and keris blades. Next hand woven crafts that produce from bamboo, rattan, pandan and mengkuang leaves are coiled, plaited, twined and woven to produce items such as bags, baskets, mats, hats, tudung saji and sepak raga balls. In this report we will tell more about malay crafts, after discussion we had choose hand woven craft which is anyaman mengkuang. We will tell about the progression, history and more.
2.

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture