Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sarawak ready to host second Borneo International Beads Conference

KUCHING: Sarawak is all set to host the second Borneo International Beads Conference (BIBCo) at the Grand Margherita Hotel from Oct 7 to 9.

Bead enthusiasts from many parts of Malaysia will join their friends from Australia, the USA, Indonesia, India, South Africa, Canada, Singapore, Benin, Nigeria, Egypt and other foreign lands for an unforgettable weekend in Kuching.

The conference will take the format of research papers presented in six sessions.

One of the paper will cover Beads of Antiquity which explore the beads found in archaeological sites in Peninsular Malaysia and Northeast India.

The session on Bead Lore from Sarawak will zoom in on the bead traditions and customs of the Melanau and Orang Ulu people.

Another paper on Beads of Southeast Asia will look at Sarawak beads and the attractive beaded wedding baskets of Southwest Sumatra.

Two papers will address the practical concerns of modern bead workers who produce their artworks for sale in which the case studies will draw materials from Canada and South Africa.

Bead-makers and bead-users in Australia and Southeast Asia will examine the value beads of Sarawak and the ritual beads of Sabah’s Lotud people in one of the sessions.

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