Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Iban Weaver

We were in a shop and wandered into the back where this woman was weaving this beautiful fabric.  The owner tells us that this is becoming a lost art.  Most of the weavers are in their 70s and 80s.  He is trying to encourage the government to put a program together to train the younger generation how to do this type of weaving before the older generation dies.

The weaver is held on the same level of prestige as a great warrior in the tribe.  As she weaves she instills powers that protect the village and the home.

1 comment:

  1. The talent that people possess always astounds me.