Saturday, February 03, 2007

The blend of traditional craft.

The above image shows a piece of Kelantanese woodcraft that was given to me by a craftsman from Petani, South Thailand. It is the works of the Malay craftsmen from that region of Thailand and Malaysia. The people of Petani and Kelantan have the same culure and most also kinship that goes back for thousand of years. I have just oiled this piece of craft with wood oil and it look real fine after the wood oil had seeped into the wood. Beside it is a Sarawak basket that is made by the Orang Ulu of Sarawak. The Orang Ulu is one of the ethnic group of people who are real good in creating intricate traditional craft. Well this morning I did try to match these craft to create a picture of sort, making it truly a works of arts. Enjoy.

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