Traditional Parang Designs And Carvings In Borneo

Muhyiddin, Mohammed and Saiful Bahari, Hj Mohd Yusoff and Mohamad, Fairuz Ali (2018) Traditional Parang Designs And Carvings In Borneo. The International Journal of Innovative Design, Creativity and Social Sciences, 2 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 2600-8785

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The ancient inherited art of carving skills on the traditional machete or parang (in Malay Language) has been well preserved until today. In order to produce a high quality design and carving of a parang, it requires a creative and highly skilled blacksmith. Patience is the utmost virtue that the blacksmith needs to possess in order to ensure the completed engraving of the parang is accurate. Nadzarul Amir Zainal Alam (2008) said that a thorough wood selection process is emphasized in order to produce a beautiful and high quality hilt of the parang. Based on a research by Mohd Nurazwan Augustine (2012), the carving technique of the parang is divided into two types namely carved carving and fine carving. The objectives of this study are to study on the carvings design for parang in Borneo, to make a comparison of carved motifs on the hilts and sheath of parang and to generate empirical data on the design of traditional parang. The results can also be used as guidelines to improve the local arts and culture of the local community and hence become an important product for commercialization.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Sustainable Community Transformation
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parang Borneo, Parang Design, Parang Carving, Arts and Cultural, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Abdul Hamid
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2018 01:22
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2023 07:28

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