Gold Threads of Kuala Kangsar: Tekat Emas Workshop

Perak, Malaysia

2 hours
1 - 4 travelers
Booking notice
2 days
Standard price
RM 228.00

I speak Malay

Weave with an embroidery artist, as you unravel the art of Tekat Benang Emas, or Gold Thread Embroidery.

Once woven into the clothes and household accessories of royalty, Tekat Benas Emas, or Gold Thread Embroidery, is an elegant traditional craft that traces its history back to the 15th century.

Gold threads are woven by hand onto velvet pieces to form spectacular floral motifs. This traditional embroidery art is slowly fading to the ebbs of time, but there are still a few cottage industries who continue this practice.

Puan Mardziah is an embroidery artist whose inherited her skills and passion from her mother. Her work is still appreciated by the rulers of Malaysia today. Under her watchful eye, you can learn how to form the traditional patterns onto a small piece of velvet. You would not be able to finish the piece on the same day, but you can bring it home to complete. This ancient royal art would make a wonderful reminder of your trip to the Royal Town of Perak.

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The art of gold thread embroidery

After an introduction to the history of tekat emas, you can see a demonstration of the embroidery process. You can also try it for yourself with the help of Puan Mardziah.

The piece you will work on will be much smaller in size, fitting the small weaving loom. You will not be able to complete it within 2 hours, but you are welcome to stay longer, or bring it home to weave.
Tekad benang emas is used to decorate clothes and accessories
Learn tekat emas weaving with Puah Mardziah

Travel notes

All equipment will be provided during the entired workshop, including embroidery hoop, embroidery thread, and embroidery needle. Just come and have fun. Creative supplies and Other. Guests age above 16 are welcome.

Safety notices

No special skill is needed in order to participate the handcraft workshop. What you need is your curiosity and enthusiasm to a new experience.

Where we will meet

Jalan Nakhoda, Kampung Penaga, 33000 Kuala Kangsar, Negeri Perak, Malaysia

How to get there

Standard price
RM 228.00 /Pax
No dates available
How to get there

From Kuala Kangsar: If you are driving there on your own, meet at the "Gesamas" workshop at No e-18, Komplex Mini MPKK, Jalan Nakhoda. From Kuala Lumpur: If you are departing from Kuala Lumpur, meet at KL Sentral, at the entrance opposite KL Hilton. See add-on to book 10-seater transportation.