Conserving and sustaining culture through Sarawak traditional Malay woman headscarves / Awang Rozaimie

Rozaimie, Awang and Bolhassan, Rashidah and Abdullah, Regina Garai and Johari, Aiza (2020) Conserving and sustaining culture through Sarawak traditional Malay woman headscarves / Awang Rozaimie. International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (IJSMS), 5 (1). pp. 1-20. ISSN 2550-1569

Abstract

The traditionally Sarawak Malay woman headscarf is known as Tudong Selayah Keringkam. It is a hand-made identical embroidery headscarf, produced with articulate skills, creativity, and imagination and worn as a social identity among the Malay women in Sarawak. This paper argues that the Selayah and the Keringkam are two different pieces of headscarves artwork. This paper also foresees the reasons behind the depletion of interest and skills of producing this artifact among the younger generation, to a large extent, making the cultural sustainability of the traditional headscarves in Sarawak to become less significant. Hence, the objectives of this paper are to explore the distinction between Selayah and Keringkam. In this transcendental phenomenological paper, the ‘framing approach’ is used in the in-depth interviews conducted with Selayah Keringkam weavers and Malay elders. This paper apparently has found the little provision to the distinction between Selayah and Keringkam. However, there are five elements posited which have contributed to the depletion of interest among the young generation in the production of Selayah Keringkam. Those elements are labelled as Price, Realism, Technology, Proficient and Insight. Nonetheless, this paper is significant in highlighting the Selayah Keringkam as one of the key material cultures in sustaining Sarawak Malay heritage. Preserving and sustaining the social identity is crucial which potentially becomes central to the tourism products and commercially plated onto the international arena of fashion, art, and design.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail / ID. Num
Rozaimie, AwangUNSPECIFIED
Bolhassan, RashidahUNSPECIFIED
Abdullah, Regina GaraiUNSPECIFIED
Johari, AizaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts > Clothing trade
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts > Home arts. Homecrafts. > Textile arts and crafts
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Sarawak > Kota Samarahan Campus
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (IJSMS)
Journal: UiTM Journal > International Journal of Service Management and Sustainability (IJSMS)
ISSN: 2550-1569
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 1-20
Item ID: 32371
Uncontrolled Keywords: headscarf, social identity, ethnicity, heritage, tangible culture, conservation, sustainability
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/32371

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