john tiong chunghoo

(Jan 21,1960 / NEW YORK)

Visit Malaysia Year Haiku - Gombak Orang Asli Museum (State of Selangor)

Gombak Orang Asli Musuem
eager French asks why not all
exhibits have English translations

Gombak Orang Asli Musuem
guide says tribal people usually
mind their own business

Gombak Orang Asli Musuem
when money plays
art saviour

Gombak Orang Asli Museum
millions for mahmeri
skilled sculptors

The Gombak Orang Asli (tribal people) Museum about an hour by car from Kuala Lumpur, is one of the most well stocked in the country.
Here one can have a very good understanding of tribes which roam the Malayan jungles since the ancient days. Their art and caft are well exhibited. There are musical instruments, baskets, make up ornmanets, beadwork, models of deadly traps, longhouses, boats, and bark wear. There is a section where one can see different types of combs used by the tribal people.
It looks like the Mahmeri people of Carrey Island are some of the best paid craftsmen in the world.The Malaysian Government our guide says paid RM25 million (about US3.5million) to acquire 50 of their lifesize traditional carvings mostly those related to their religious rituals. The Government is afraid that without State support the tribal art would be lost to oblivion. Mahmeri tribesmen are among the best carvers in the world.

Submitted: Sunday, August 10, 2008
Edited: Sunday, August 10, 2008
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