Sustainable heritage costumes: a review of Malay manuscript in the Malay Peninsula / Fathini Faudzi and Rohana Zur

Faudzi, Fathini and Zur, Rohana (2021) Sustainable heritage costumes: a review of Malay manuscript in the Malay Peninsula / Fathini Faudzi and Rohana Zur. International Journal of Art and Design (IJAD), 5 (2). pp. 14-18. ISSN 2710-5776


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Sustainability has existed in great civilisations across the globe for thousands of years without officially
being recognized as ‘sustainable’. According to the National Environment Policy Act 1969 (NEPA),
‘sustainable’ is defined as something that benefits current and future generations in keeping the planet’s
resources safe by the movement of economy. Later, in academic debates and discussions in the business
area, there are more than hundreds of definitions of “sustainability” which are referring to humans, ethics,
business, and many more (Marrewijik, 2003). Zooming in on the Asian continent, where the Malay
Peninsula is located, the people have been applying sustainable concepts for ages in various contexts
including costume making. The process of garment making is from scratch where all the natural resources
are used which include motifs, philosophies and natural items such as grass, thatch, animal skin, and
many more until the introduction of weaving in the Malay world. However, the use of costume proses,
vocabularies, and fractured words in most Malay manuscripts is difficult and confusing to understand.
Studies conducted in this area are also not as extensive. This paper provides a short overview of related
research towards the suitability issue which comes from costume Malay heritage manuscripts by using
textual analysis to create awareness on appreciating the old art heritage that can be promoted to open the
minds of the next generation.


Item Type: Article
Faudzi, Fathini
Zur, Rohana
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology > Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology > Culture and cultural processes
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GR Folklore > Folk literature
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs > Costume. Dress. Fashion
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Alor Gajah Campus > Faculty of Art and Design
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Art and Design (IJAD)
UiTM Journal Collections: Others > International Journal of Art and Design (IJAD)
ISSN: 2710-5776
Volume: 5
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 14-18
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Item ID: 47636
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable heritage; Malay manuscript; Costume; Malay Peninsula

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