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Nation 08 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Songkok makers keep heritage craft alive

KUALA LUMPUR: The shop is simply named Kedai Songkok and inside, an elderly man can be seen hard at work at a sewing machine.

Nation 04 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Unveiling ‘make-up’ secrets of Sarawak songket

MUKAH: The Sarawak Songket Weaving Centre has what seems like a peculiar prerequisite for people who wish to take up songket weaving.

Metro News 10 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

Proud to be youngest weaver at Johor gallery

JOHOR BARU: At the age of 23, Nurul Ain Syamira Zainordi is the youngest weaver at the Johor Weave Gallery. Getting involved in the art of weaving while undergoing practical training changed her perception toward the beauty of this craft.

Seniors 08 Oct 2018 | 10:00 AM

60-year-old turns hand weaving tapestry from a hobby to a business

A retired teacher picks up weaving at 58, embarking on a new career while preserving her community’s heritage craft.

Nation 16 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fabric of time

A social enterprise is reaching out to women in rural communities in Sarawak to help them ‘weave’ a better future.

Nation 31 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

The old days live on in George Town

IT was 8am and signboard carver Lee Chee Cheng, 54, was already at work sanding down two thick slabs of Jelutong heartwood outside his shop in Lebuh Carnarvon.

Community 23 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Handwoven songket to be showcased in Paris

KUCHING: Exquisite handwoven songket will be showcased on the international stage when Tanoti Sdn Bhd makes its debut at Paris Fashion Week next week.

Community 03 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Shock and awe at craft show

THE smell of incense filled the air and smoke coils curled around Jamal Ismail’s goatee.