Book

Malay industries: arts and crafts

Printed by J. E. Wallace at the F. M. S. Govt. Press (1) • Published In 1925 • Pages: vi, 88

By: Winstedt, Richard.

Abstract
This study discusses Malay crafts, including carpentry and boatbuilding, metal work, mats, baskets, and pottery as well as weaving (including spinning, dyeing and cord making). Former techniques used in these crafts are described in detail and the influences of other cultures and the trends of modern days are pointed out. The author gives his appraisal of the artistic value of Malay work, singling out silk weaving and some work in precious metals. Throughout the text the Malay terms used in the various crafts are given in footnotes and the appendices contain additional word lists and detailed descriptions of several processes used in these crafts.
Subjects
Occupational specialization
Visual arts
Production and supply
Dwellings
Woodworking
Mats and basketry
General tools
Weapons
Bone, horn, and shell technology
Shipbuilding
Boats
Lumbering
Fire
Smiths and their crafts
Metallurgy
Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs
Classes
culture
Malays
HRAF PubDate
2010
Region
Asia
Sub Region
Southeast Asia
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Government Official-5
Analyst
B. P. Emerson ; 1955
Coverage Date
1900-1925
Coverage Place
Malaysia
Notes
[by] R. O. Winstedt
Includes bibliographical references (p. 87-88)
LCSH
Malays (Asian people)