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Beading Community - Borneo International Beads Conference 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Well, this is also an overdue post.
The Borneo International Bead Conference took place more than a month ago, from 11-13 October 2013.
I did not take part in the conference but had the chance to visit the bead bazaar set up by both local and overseas beads artisan. There were also hands-on workshop and demonstration organised but I missed that out too due to timing. Maybe next round.
Not many visitors were around when I was there - less than 10 person. Yeah, very quite.
Maybe not many people were aware of it or not maybe people are not interested in beads? Dunno!
Anyway, here are some photos of the interesting beads I managed to capture with my hp camera.

WireBliss - Borneo International Bead Conforence 2013 Kuching
The venue - 1st Floor, Four Points by Sheraton Kuching
WireBliss - Closeup of Beaded Shoes at BIBCO 2013
Beaded Shoes from Melaka. Very intricate and detail work.
 WireBliss - Beaded Shoes at BIBCO 2013

WireBliss - Beaded Corsages at BIBCO 2013
Beaded Corsages
WireBliss - Paiwanese Beads at BIBCO 2013
Paiwanese Beads from Taiwan, bold and colorful - beautiful.
WireBliss - Closeup of Paiwanese Beads at BIBCO 2013
The Paiwanese is an indigenous group from Taiwan.
Each patterns on the glass beads has different meaning and motifs.
Refer to the handwritten explanation below.
 WireBliss - Paiwanese Beads at BIBCO 2013, meaning of patterns
WireBliss - Ramsay Ong Jewelry at BIBCO 2013
One of the local artisan, Ramsay Ong and his beadwork/jewelry.
WireBliss - Ramsay Ong Jewelry at BIBCO 2013
Ramsay's Creation with local motifs
WireBliss - Ramsay Ong Jewelry at BIBCO 2013
Ramsay's Creation - Pua Kumbu Beads.
Pua Kumbu is a traditional woven multicolored ceremonial cotton cloth used by the Iban tribe of Sarawak.
WireBliss - Ramsay Ong Jewelry at BIBCO 2013
Ramsay's Creation.
WireBliss - Rungus Woman Jewelry at BIBCO 2013
They are from the Rungus tribe of Sabah.
Love their headgears and traditional clothing.
WireBliss - Rungus Woman Jewelry at BIBCO 2013
They are popular and got interviewed by the reporter here :)
WireBliss - Bakelalan Woman Jewelry at BIBCO 2013
This Bakelalan lady brought along some very rare items from the highland of Sarawak - Hill Salt and Beras Bijan (sesame rice, literally translated).
WireBliss - Bakelalan Woman Salt at BIBCO 2013

WireBliss - Bakelalan Woman Rice at BIBCO 2013
The rice is really tiny. I have never tried this rice before.
Very expensive!
WireBliss - Sri Lankan Jewelry at BIBCO 2013
These rings are by a Sri Lankan Jeweler.
I like his work of combining the two different metals - copper and silver.
WireBliss - Sri Lankan Jewelry at BIBCO 2013
These necklaces are made from recyclable material including bottle caps.
And here are other beads from our local Sarawak beaders. 
WireBliss - Local Sarawak Beads at BIBCO 2013
Paper Beads
WireBliss - Closeup Paper Beads Sarawak Beads at BIBCO 2013
Close up
Orang Ulu's Beadwork and design
 WireBliss - Local Sarawak Beads at BIBCO 2013

WireBliss - Local Sarawak Beads at BIBCO 2013

WireBliss - Local Sarawak Beads at BIBCO 2013

WireBliss - Local Sarawak Beads at BIBCO 2013

Ah! I forgot to put watermark on the pictures.....nevermind.
Have a great week.

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