Monday, May 07, 2012

Of Sarawak Pottery...

Above are the Sarawak Potteries in my collection. It is a work of art of the Sarawakian. Unique and only could be found in that state. No other states in Malaysia produce such craft. For it uniqueness folks who visited Sarawak would surely come back with at least one as souvenir. I fell in love with it when I visited Sarawak for the first time in the early seventies and always came back with a few pieces. And when I was working in Sarawak from mid 1986 to 1989 I visited many workshops in and around Kuching as well in Sibu where the make this wonderful works of art. Along the years I bought many good potteries and it now graces my home, a collection that I would not part with. To me it is priceless now. Such a beauty well crafted with design of the local culture depicted on each one of it. Since it is handmade I do not believe there are two of a kind, thus making each a unique piece indeed. It is sort of a collector's item to be treasured and enjoyed. 

 Have a nice day.


Michael said...


Would u be able to share some tips how to pick a good Sarawak pottery?

Elaine said...

A thing of beauty is a joy forever!

Pak Idrus said...

Michael, thanks for the visit and the good words.

Well I do not have a formula on of how to buy a good pottery. What little I know is that one must have an eye for things of beauty and have a love for things Arts.

Most pottery looks the same. To me the imperfectness among the one that look the same is what makes it a work of art. In pottery look for the workmanship. If it is made with love, it shows on the finished product.

Price should be secondary when looking for a good piece. If after looking at it you like the piece buy it even if the price is on the high side.

I believe once it is placed in harmony with the other items in the house it would look better and that would surely make you happy.

Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Elaine, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Yes agreed. A things of beauty is a joy forever.

Have a nice day.

Michael said...

Thanks, Pak Idrus

Articulated like a true connoissuer :-)

Pak Idrus said...

Michael, thanks for the good words.

Have a nice day. Take care.