Sarawak Museum Talk Series

When:
October 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2017-10-15T11:00:00+08:00
2017-10-15T12:00:00+08:00
Where:
Sarawak Museum Cafe & Shop
No 96
Jalan Main Bazaar, 93000 Kuching, Sarawak
Malaysia
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Hazlinda
012-8096319

Talks:
15 October:

Unrevealing Keringkam. A Lost in Sarawak Malay tradition

by Ms Natasha Amarina, content & documentation officer Sarawak Museum Campus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Keringkam is a traditional headscarf worn by Sarawak Malay women from as early as the 19th century. In those days, wearing a Keringkam was seen as a fashion statement especially within the circle of women from aristocratic families.

The scarf is traditionally worn with a baju kurung or long kebaya during special occasions such as weddings, khatam Al-Quran or official meetings and gatherings. It is distinctive from other headscarves because of the fine handcrafted embroidery work using gold and silver-colored coarse threads. The Keringkam is nowadays only and sparsely worn by Malay brides during their weddings or by artists during a cultural performance.

The Keringkam is one of the cultural unique fashion textiles from Sarawak and nowadays has become an almost forgotten tradition of the Malay culture. Therefore, in my talk I will reveal the story of the Keringkam and how it reflects the identity of Sarawak Malay women in terms of the weaving and the designs involved.

 

22 October: Peek into the history of the Sarawak Museum collections by Ms Jennifer Rachel Morris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29 October: Animism, Head-taking & skulls in Borneo. An ethnolinguistic perspective by Dr Oliver Venz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please reserve your seat for the talks via email to Ms. Hazlinda Dollen: hazlinda.d@gmail.com