This Sarawakian grandmother is reviving the traditional art of weaving


Jennifer (right) has mastered the art of weaving under Mia's watchful eye. Photos: Jennifer Adop

The technique of Iban weaving is a closely guarded secret often passed down through generations and Sarawakian weaver Mia Cintan, 57, couldn't be happier to pass her knowledge down to her daughter-in-law, Jennifer Adop, 29.

“I’ve been teaching Jennifer weaving and also embroidery for five years. She is a fast learner and I’m blessed that she has an interest in Sarawak’s traditional handicraft.

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