Academics’ Perspectives of The Visual Complexity and Community Acceptance of Pua Kumbu Textile

Wan Juliana, Emeih Wahed and Noorhayati, Saad and Saiful Bahari, Hj Mohd Yusoff (2022) Academics’ Perspectives of The Visual Complexity and Community Acceptance of Pua Kumbu Textile. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 12 (5). pp. 1148-1160. ISSN 2222-6990

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This study highlights the aesthetic perceptions of academics regarding the visual complexity of Pua Kumbu design motifs and the community acceptance of this tangible heritage. The complexity of the symbols presented in the design motifs contributes to the current lack of interest in this art form, especially among the young generation, tourists, and other races in Sarawak. The complexity of the symbols has also led to these motifs being further misunderstood, as well as the mistreatment and misuse of this majestic art form. This study used a qualitative approach to explore the perspectives of four academics in the fields of textiles, art, and culture. Thus, utilizing in-depth interviews with structured and unstructured questions were conducted in this study. According to the findings, weavers are the masterminds behind the visual complexity of the Pua Kumbu textile, which reveal Iban’s knowledge through the design motifs. Prior knowledge of the community should be acquired to gain an in-depth understanding of the use of versatility in promotional approaches. In conclusion, prior knowledge of Iban culture can broaden the community acceptance of this art form, minimize the knowledge gap and prevent these masterpieces from being forgotten and neglected.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Sustainable Community Transformation
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aesthetic Perception, Community Acceptance, Design Motifs, Pua Kumbu, Visual Complexity.
Subjects: 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: 23 May 2022 06:20
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2022 07:55

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