Analysis of Frieze Patterns Concepts in Pua Kumbu

Liyana, Truna and Noria, Tugang and Norhunaini, Mohd Shaipullah and Nur Rasfina, Mahyan (2021) Analysis of Frieze Patterns Concepts in Pua Kumbu. Natural Volatiles & Essential Oils (NVEO), 8 (4). pp. 10949-10962. ISSN 2148-9637

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A traditional practice of the Iban from Sarawak, Pua Kumbu is a form of textile which is famous for its beauty. There is a general appreciation of how it is exquisitely designed and patterned. It has been recognised by analytical studies that Pua Kumbu designs use transformational geometrical shapes in the frieze. This paper explores the geometry elements that have been portrayed in the form of different flora and fauna motifs. The examples of mathematical ideas in motifs produced by weavers in Sarawak have been analysed through this study. Although it is still in the form of preliminary observations, it has been revealed that the principles of geometry, such as enlargement, reflection, rotation, and translation are often used in the Pua Kumbu patterns. This woven art by the Ibans indirectly applies the principles of geometry in the form of beautiful and high-value motifs. This paper may benefit this field and the professionals related to it to act as a useful guideand also may serve as a point of reference for future studies on the unique patterns and designs of Pua Kumbu. The study also suggests that patterns based on geometry and symmetry exist in the ways Pua Kumbu is created.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pua Kumbu,weaving, mathematical concepts, frieze patterns
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Centre for Pre-University Studies
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Centre for Pre-University Studies
Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Centre for Pre-University Studies
Depositing User: Mahyan Nur Rasfina
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2021 08:25
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2021 01:33

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