PERPETUATING THE PLAITED ART TRADITIONS OF EAST & NORTH KALIMANTAN – TAASA Review June 2019
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This article was originally found in the June 2019 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 28, Issue 2, Page 18).
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Karen Cherie Macdonald T he sa’ap, a beautiful and ultimately marketable Dayak Kenyah basket, formerly used to measure rice, was no longer being made in the village of Sungai Bawang.
In fact, the community had lost the tradition of producing high quality plaited arts.
The women had assembled to embark on a process of reviving the craft traditions of their village and improving their economic livelihoods...