Craft cel­e­bra­tion

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THIS Satur­day, plan a visit to Cen­tral Mar­ket Kuala Lumpur — there are many sur­prises in store! Cen­tral Mar­ket (or CM as it’s fondly known) will hold a Craft Cel­e­bra­tion that aims to pro­mote the na­tion’s tra­di­tional and mod­ern crafts. The event hopes to es­pe­cially en­tice young Malaysians and for­eign vis­i­tors.

There will be ex­hi­bi­tions and demon­stra­tions. Lo­cal craft prod­ucts such as batik, na­tive em­broi­dery, handweav­ing, Malay kites (wau), pot­tery, songket and wood carv­ings will be on sale.

Vis­i­tors can try their hand at cre­at­ing the var­i­ous types of crafts at the event.

“We pro­vide a friendly plat­form for Look out for the mah meri tribal art and dance at 3.30pm and 4.15pm this Satur­day.

Par­tic­i­pate in batik-mak­ing from 11am on­wards.

vis­i­tors to ex­pe­ri­ence var­i­ous craft ac­tiv­i­ties such as batik draw­ing and colour­ing, weav­ing of ratan, mengkuang (pine) and pan­dan leaves, shap­ing a labu say­ong (a gourd-shaped clay pitcher) and and sewing in­tri­cate em­broi­dery from Perak. Mod­ern crafts made of paper, pressed flow­ers, co­conut shell and more will be show­cased as well,” says com­plex man­ager Cheong Wai Mun.

Vis­i­tors can join a batik pareo and scarf tu­to­rial.

“We will be col­lab­o­rat­ing with iM4U vol­un­teers to make 100 kites to be hung at the event, en­cour­ag­ing vis­i­tors to take part in cre­at­ing de­signs to­gether and to write their mes­sages on the craft pieces,” adds Cheong.

The award-win­ning Cen­tral Mar­ket Kuala Lumpur has been an im­por­tant cen­tre for pro­mot­ing Malaysian arts and hand­i­craft prod­ucts that re­flect lo­cal cul­ture. A famed tourist at­trac­tion, it also show­cases cul­tural and her­itage events for vis­i­tors, for­eign and lo­cal.

Craft Cel­e­bra­tion also of­fers sched­uled stage per­for­mances with en­ter­tain­ing craft el­e­ments in­clud­ing the songket dance, wau bu­lan dance, pa­tendu pa­tende, mah meri dance, and bor­neo dance be­sides a show of the angk­lung (a tra­di­tional bam­boo mu­sic in­stru­ment) and the game­lan (a bronze per­cus­sion in­stru­ment).

“Vis­i­tors can dance to­gether with the per­form­ers,” says Cheong.

The event is a col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Na­tional Tex­tile Mu­seum, Na­tional Craft In­sti­tute, Ja­batan Pem­ban­gu­nan Wanita (Women’s Devel­op­ment De­part­ment), Tu­nas Tari, Mah Meri Cul­tural Vil­lage, Gerai OA, IIUM Angk­lung Club, Game­lan Slen­dro, La­man Kraf Tani, Han Paper­cut, Miss Ba­nana Doo­dle and a num­ber of Cen­tral Mar­ket ten­ants.

It is free and will be held at the Cen­tral Mar­ket Out­door Stage from 11am to 6pm.

This Satur­day, Cen­tral Mar­ket Kuala Lumpur holds a Craft Cel­e­bra­tion.

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