Crafts bring colour to RWMF 2014

By Danielle Sendou Ringgit
@danitbpseeds

 

IT’S NOT JUST the music that’s grabbing the attention of visitors at the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF), but the sights and sounds that surround this annual and ever-popular music fest.

 

Walking around Sarawak Cultural Village(SCV) during the RWMF, you are always bound to find someone or something interesting around you.

 

When at SCV this weekend, make sure to make a stop at the Malay House where the Sarawak Women’s Bureau Craft Bazaar is being held.

 

Among the interesting things that visitors might find at the craft bazaar are located in the booth of Candy Gem Chic by sisters Diana Hunay and Tijan where they are selling handmade clay beads.

 

CANDY GEM CHIC: Sisters Diana Hunay (left) and Tijan selling homemade clay beads.

CANDY GEM CHIC: Sisters Diana Hunay (left) and Tijan selling homemade clay beads.

 

According to Hunay, owner of online boutique Candy Gem Chic, the beads are produced by a Lun Bawang ethnic group from Long Tuma Lawas in Limbang.

 

PRETTY: Also check out their handmade headbands.

PRETTY: Also check out their handmade headbands.

 

Although the sisters do not make the beads themselves, they do string the beads to make beautiful necklaces and bracelets with unique designs. Also on display were their handmade headbands.

 

Vivizona is a local bead maker who makes beads out of local clay and glass, called raku. According to Vivizona, her mother, Florence Sujang has been making beads for six years now and the craftmanship is exquisite.

 

CRAFTY: Vivizona can make a personalised necklace for you from both ceramic and glass beads.

CRAFTY: Vivizona can make a personalised necklace for you from both ceramic and glass beads.

 

Visitors can also make a stop at the Borneo Airbrush Tattoo stall to get temporary tattoos made from all sorts of designs from local tribal tattoos to a cute butterfly design.

 

At the Melanau Longhouse, visitors get to feast their eyes on all sorts of goodies like dip-dyed T shirts, wood crafts, beads, and all sort handicrafts.

 

While the music maybe the main highlight of the RWMF, the crafts are definitely something that visitors cannot miss out on.

 

SAPE: Check out this guy playing sape on his booth selling the musical instrument.

SAPE: Check out this guy playing sape on his booth selling the musical instrument.

 

COLOURFUL: In the mood for colourful hats and headgear?

COLOURFUL: In the mood for colourful hats and headgear?

 

CRAFTY: Watch this talented woodcarver while browsing through his items on display.

CRAFTY: Watch this talented woodcarver while browsing through his items on display.

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