DAYAK LUNDAYEH ARTISANS PLAITING REING BASKETS. PHOTO: JOHN BOYD MACDONALD – 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 19).
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The artisans and community leaders said that their continuing dependence on plants for their livelihoods meant that they have become advocates for their natural environment.
`The Dayak Lundayeh objected to proposals to establish palm oil plantations in the area…the people promise to take care of the forest’ said Gunarso, Village Chief of Long Umung.
From discussions with artisans and community leaders, it is clear that economic empowerment provides the main incentive for their communities to reinvigorate their traditional handicrafts...