Living in Sarawak

Living in Sarawak

Book - 1996
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Sarawak is an East Malaysian state located on the island of Borneo. This book shows the dual influences of tradition and change found in its architecture and decorative arts. It includes glimpses into the interiors of private homes, from contemporary houses to centuries-old longhouses.

Blackwell North Amer
Living in Sarawak captures the essence of Sarawak design in over 350 strikingly beautiful photographs. Privileged glimpses into private interiors reveal the dual influences of tradition and change in a land where splendid contemporary homes co-exist amidst the architectural legacies of the Brooke days, Iban n Bidayuh longhouses, Malay and Melanau kampong villages and Chinese shophouses, and the tropical rainforest itself. The decorative arts of Sarawak - intricate warp-ikat of the Iban, rattan basketry of the Bidayuh, beadwork of the Orang Ulu, carving of the Malay, brassware of the Melanau, Chinese ceramics - all combine ancient arts and crafts with the influences of a romantic century of the 'White Rajah' reign to produce a unique Sarawak style.

Publisher: London : Thames and Hudson, 1996
Description: 224 p : chiefly ill.(many col.) ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9780500017593
Branch Call Number: 709.5954 Inv
Additional Contributors: Ong, Edric.


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