Monday, October 30, 2006

Fabric - Songket

Intricately woven, songket is not for daily wear. Intricate cross woven with gold or silver thread songket is worn during special occassion or celebration. Tied to the Malay traditional, songket originates from the eastern state of west malaysia namely Kelantan and Terengganu. A visit at a local songket maker in Pantai Cinta Berahi Kota Bharu will help in understanding the art of songket making and wearing.

Fabric Malaysia

Songket, kain pau of Sarawak, kain tenun of Pahang. These are hand woven fabric from natural material as silk or cotton. Batik is a method of designing plain fabric using the wax drawing method.