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Handcrafted medallions for friends and loved ones May 10, 2007

Posted by asianpixmen in Activities, Craft, Malaysia, People, Places.
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There are many unheralded craftsmen of superior standards in Malaysia. Sometimes, if we are lucky, we will come across them and their wares.

Recently, on a journey beyond Selangor borders, I came across such a person. He was selling medallions of various substances (stone, metal and jade-like stones). On these medallions, he had carved phrases and words of encouragement, love and other inspirational verses.

  I bought one for keepsake. It turned out to be a good buy because the recipient was thrilled by the unusual gift. It costs only RM20. The better ones cost about RM30 each.

   The man spoke no English, I spoke no Mandarin, so we settled on the hokkien dialect which worked for both of us. Anyway I had him interpreted the Mandarin wording engraved on the medallion I bought from him.

It was an interesting encounter.

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