Sunday, February 23, 2014

Local Craftmans

Julianna spends hours creating this collar necklace.  This is made in the colors of Sarawak's colored beads. Red, yellow, black and white.  The color comes from the hornbill bird.  She makes it in the traditional way.  No needles.  She rubs the thread through wax then thread the beads.  Very time consuming. I bought this and love it.  Women wear this for dances, ceremonies and weddings.

Each sword

Each sword, shield and hatchet is unique.  It was fascinating to watch him work.  He did not speak English and we did not speak Iban but friends we became.

1 comment:

  1. Such skill! Fantastic! People amaze me with their artistry . . . where was I when talents were distributed? :)