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Gold Threads of Kuala Kangsar: Tekat Emas Workshop

Perak, Malaysia
Duration
2 hours
Capacity
1 - 7 travelers
Booking notice
2 days
Standard price
MYR 150.80/Pax
Mardziah 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.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 2.0hours
    Summary
    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.
Activity
Hands-on Fun , Cultural Heritage , Educational Fun
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Extra conditions
Flexible plan
Standard price
MYR 150.80 /Pax
Booking details
Upcoming availability
No. of pax
MYR 0.00
Addons
MYR 60.00
MYR 750.00
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