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.
|The venue - 1st Floor, Four Points by Sheraton Kuching|
|Beaded Shoes from Melaka. Very intricate and detail work.|
|Paiwanese Beads from Taiwan, bold and colorful - beautiful.|
|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.
|One of the local artisan, Ramsay Ong and his beadwork/jewelry.|
|Ramsay's Creation with local motifs|
|Ramsay's Creation - Pua Kumbu Beads.|
Pua Kumbu is a traditional woven multicolored ceremonial cotton cloth used by the Iban tribe of Sarawak.
|They are from the Rungus tribe of Sabah.|
Love their headgears and traditional clothing.
|They are popular and got interviewed by the reporter here :)|
|This Bakelalan lady brought along some very rare items from the highland of Sarawak - Hill Salt and Beras Bijan (sesame rice, literally translated).|
|The rice is really tiny. I have never tried this rice before. |
|These rings are by a Sri Lankan Jeweler.|
I like his work of combining the two different metals - copper and silver.
|These necklaces are made from recyclable material including bottle caps.|
And here are other beads from our local Sarawak beaders.
|Orang Ulu's Beadwork and design|
Ah! I forgot to put watermark on the pictures.....nevermind.
Have a great week.