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Pua Kumbu : Ketam Batu

Pua Kumbu : Ketam Batu

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By Nancy Ak Ngali from Rumah Gare, Ulu Kapit, Sarawak.

Ketam Batu Baruh Batang; Geramak Rau Dalam Lubang

"The crab hides under the fallen log; the mud crab hides inside the muddy hole"

Handwoven ikat silk on backstrap loom, using natural dyes of akar penawar landak (fibraurea tinctorial root) and tarum (marsdenia tinctorial).

This is a popular pattern dreamt by the ancestors of Rumah Gare, and replicated many times by the weavers of the longhouse. It depicts a scene oftentimes sighted in the river running in front of their village. 

This pua kumbu may be used as a shawl or wall hanging, and it evokes happy sentiments.

Dimensions: 63 X 200 cm

Weight: 240g

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