Postcard: Crafts & Care

RM 15

The postcard features an illustration of the various natural fibres used by the Semai people in their craftmaking. Each natural fibre has its characteristics such as malleability, colours, and durability, which are taken into consideration by the makers when creating a craft whether for indoor or outdoor use, the use of the craft to carry firewood, herbs and vegetables, or rice grains, and to create patterns using different colours. The names are in Semai language (with Malay translation).

Size: 4×6 inch
Full colour front & back
300gsm art card with matte lamination finish

Price inclusive of shipping.

30 in stock

Description

The postcard features an illustration of the various natural fibres used by the Semai people in their craftmaking.

Informed by our Semai friends throughout our six years of work with them, we come to learn that identifying the plants requires experience and intimate relationship with the land—from knowing where to find certain plants to where each plant grows in abundance within their customary territories.

Collection of the plant, followed by processing the plant into weavable fibres and finally weaving the craft, takes time, labour, and skills. These skills are learned mostly by observation and learning from their elders, and following their elders into the forest.

Each natural fibre has its characteristics such as malleability, colours, and durability, which are taken into consideration by the makers when creating a craft whether for indoor or outdoor use, the use of the craft to carry firewood, herbs and vegetables, or rice grains, and to create patterns using different colours.

The names are in Semai language (with Malay translation).

As part of our permanent exhibition at Gallery Gerimis, Level 3, GMBB.

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