SARAWAK PUA KUMBU : AESTHETICS LIES IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

Saiful Bahari, Hj Mohd Yusoff and Noorhayati, Saad and Wan Juliana, Emeih Wahed (2019) SARAWAK PUA KUMBU : AESTHETICS LIES IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER. Asian Journal of Education (AJUE). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2600-9749

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Abstract

The beauty of Pua Kumbu is not merely a cultural expression but also represents the wealth of information to pass from one generation to another. The art of creating Pua Kumbu design motifs is based on the body of knowledge gathered through collective memory, and the conservation of Pua Kumbu's knowledge and history. The aesthetic perception stimuli from the audiences are complicated cognitive processes. Hence, this study aims to measure the aesthetic perception of 400 participants about design motifs applied on the cloth according to their gender and background using ARS-Revised questionnaire. The findings revealed that female participants exhibited a greater knowledge of Pua Kumbu compared to their male counterparts. Participants from Sarawak perceived higher in cognitive stimulation, knowledge, and self-reference which indicated that they were more likely to be knowledgeable about Pua Kumbu. Participants from Sabah demonstrated the lowest in both cognitive stimulation and expertise despite Sabah being situated in the same region as Sarawak; Borneo. Gender and background of the participants are concluded to exert significant influence on the knowledge in Pua Kumbu design motifs. Knowledge of Pua Kumbu is crucial for the appreciation of aesthetic in preserving the culture and heritage of Sarawak, Malaysia at its best.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Sustainable Community Transformation
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aesthetic Perception, ARS instrument, Culture, Iban, Pua Kumbu. Survey, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Creative Arts & Technology
Depositing User: Othman
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2020 09:00
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2021 02:56
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/31754

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