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Sharpened legacy of Sarawak June 1, 2008

Posted by asianpixmen in Activities, Craft, Culture, Malaysia, People, Places.

Sarawak is a land of surprises. It is culturally rich and nature has blessed the land many times over.

The indigenous people of Sarawak are no strangers to the trials and tribulations that accompanied their ancestors in the early years. The jungle is neutral but it also subscribes to the policy that only the fittest and the cleverest survives.

One of the crafts that was handed down from generation to generation is the common Sarawak parang. Known by other names, the ilang is one of its names. The more elaborate ones have carvings and engravings that marked the skills of a master craftsmen.

However, there’s no denying that this utility/agricultural tool has ensured the survival of a proud community during those times when Mother Nature granted no favours.


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