Thursday, July 19, 2012


A variety of leaf ornaments woven from nipah fronds decorate and define both Mah Meri ritual spaces and these Main Jo'oh dancers.

Mah Meri carvings, made from the mongrove heartwood nyireh batu, represent the varied stories and legends of their ancestral sprits or Moyang.

Hari Moyang-Ancestor Day celebrations involve appeasement rituals and feature Main Jo'oh dancers, here shown in their traditional finery.

Traditional and contemporary handicrafts are skillfully woven from hakek or pandanus plants by Mah Meri women of Carey Island

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