Hope you joined us in 2010 for the third
Rainforest World Crafts Bazaar!

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RAINFOREST WORLD CRAFTS BAZAAR 2010

Date: 8 - 11 July 2010
Venue: Sarawak Cultural Village, Santubong, near Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

The third Rainforest World Crafts Bazaar was held in July 2010, alongside the Rainforest World Music Festival, and in the same venue as the RWMF, the Sarawak Cultural Village.

The RWCB was organised by Crafthub for the Sarawak Craft Council.



Opening Ceremony......
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RWCB directors Donald Tan, Rosemarie Wong and Heidi Munan welcome Guest of Honour Tan Sri Dr George Chan, with Datuk Gramong Juna of SCC and Jane Lian Labang of SCV

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Dr George Chan addresses invited guests at the launch

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In the audience are Senator Empiang Jabu, Datin Catherine Gramong, Pengiran Hj. Kartini bt Pengiran Hj. Tahir - wife of the Brunei Consul to Sarawak, and Puan Oryza Walangitan - wife of the Acting Consul of Indonesia

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Datuk Gramong presents a mento of the occasion to Dr George Chan, assisted by Heidi Munan

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Puan Oryza Walangitan
presents a memento to Dr George Chan on behalf of the Indonesian Consulate and the participants from Indonesia.

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Dr George Chan formally opens the RWCB 2010

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Dr George Chan‘s visit to the RWCB......
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Dr George Chan chatting to SCC exhibitor Christopher Jehet, who makes traditional musical instruments and bark products...

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...viewing some delicate embroidery at the stall of one of the Indonesian exhibitors....

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...and some of the many textiles on offer at the RWCB....

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Dr Chan checking a hat made from traditional material...

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...examining a piece by woodcarver Yusuf Rasal, a Kraftangan exhibitor...

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...and stopping at the stall of textiles exhibitor Kamaldeep Kaur from Gujarat

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The RWCB and RWMF take place in a beautiful rainforest setting........
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Visit of YB Dato Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen, Tourism Minister of Malaysia, to the RWCB......
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Dr Ng Yen Yen with Heidi Munan...

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... at RWCB with Dr George Chan and Heidi Munan....

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...and visiting more stalls at the RWCB....

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There were crafts demonstrations at the RWCB.....
Tekat Benang Emas - Traditional Gold Embroidery from Perak - by craftswomen attending RWCB with Women‘s Development Bureau
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Tekat products were used only by royalty, but now there is a wider demand, notably for Malay weddings. Examples of this work ...

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Quality tikat requires painstaking embroidery by hand - it demands great concentration...

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Relaxed moment...

Weaving of songket by Yayasan Tuanku Nur Zahirah (YTNZ)
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Concentrating on the work...

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Brief interruption...

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With a fan watching with great interest....

Pottery from Sinkiawang, in West Kalimantan, Indonesia
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The craftsman makes it look easy...

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...and some of our visitors had a go....

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...and again...

We also had some music at the RWCB, from local sape player Tan Ngan........
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Also met at the RWCB......
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Randy Raine Rausch, Consultant to the Rainforest World Music Festival, with Datu Aloysius Dris, CEO of AZAM and a former CEO of STB

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Lyn Alhady, Crafthub Director, with Dina Zaman of Yayasan Tuanku Nur Zahirah (YTNZ)

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Bapak Rafail Walangitan, Acting Consul of Indonesia, and Heidi Munan

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Beatrice Kedoh of SCC, Jane Lian Labang of SCV, Datin Catherine Gramong, and Senator Empiang Jabu

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Siti Zauyah Ahmad of YTNZ, YBhg Datin Hanifah Hajar Taib, and Crafthub Director Rosemarie Wong

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RWCB 2010 was organised by ...
... and the event was managed by ...
crafthub
Sarawak Craft Council
Crafthub Sdn Bhd






RWCB 2010 was supported ...
... in Sarawak by ...
... and nationally, in Malaysia, by ...
Sarawak State Government
Ministry of Tourism & Heritage, Sarawak
Sarawak Tourism Board
Sarawak Cultural Village
Ministry of Culture, Arts & Heritage, Malaysia
Kraftangan Malaysia