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Beauty and Class in Sarawak Beads

These are some of the herbal plants for health traditionally used by the different ethnic people of Sarawak.

BEADS OF THE ORANG ULU COMMUNITY

KENYAH BEADS
  • Necklace and belt

    The Lukut Sekala beads are rare and precious to the Kenyah people. Beads are commonly used as beautiful adornment and portrays the class status of the wearer.

KAYAN BEADS
  • Necklace and belt

    The ‘Eye’ beads are of beauty and class standards for the Kayan people. Traditionally used as a dowry in wedding ceremonies.

KELABIT BEADS
  • Skull cap, necklace and belt

    The skull cap called ‘Peta Ba’o Rawir’ could be beyond 800 years old and fetch up to RM30,000 in the market. The necklace called the ‘Ba’o Alai’ is precious and of high class to the Kelabits.

LUN BAWANG BEADS
  • Necklace and belt

    The yellow beads of the Lun Bawang are precious and of high class of the Lun Bawang. Traditionally used as a dowry in wedding ceremonies.

BEADS OF THE BIDAYUH COMMUNITY

  • Necklace

    The Bidayuh bead necklaces are traditionally of black, red, yellow and white colours. The beads necklaces are a must to wear with traditional costumes

BEADS OF THE IBAN COMMUNITY

  • Necklace and shoulder accessories

    The ‘Marek Empang’ is an intricate bead-work of colourful tiny beads used to decorate the shoulders. The bead necklace is usually worn by the male dancer as part of his traditional costume.

BEADS FOR SALE

Some of the beads mentioned above are on sale at SCV’s Souvenir Shop. Please contact En. Samad Harun and Pn. Selina Bohari at 082-846108 or fax at 082-846988 and e-mail at enquiry@scv.com.my