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EthnicKraft To Hold Craft and Dance Workshops In KL

Emerging social enterprise EthnicKraft will be holding workshops in Kuala Lumpur

A Datun Julud performance. Photo credit: EthnicKraft co.


Mini kabuk necklaces made by artisans. Photo credit: EthnicKraft co.


EthnicKraft co., an emerging social enterprise for independent artisans and craftswomen from Sarawak, is holding two workshops on Feb 25th and 26th. These one-of-a-kind workshops taught by Orang Ulu artisans, are being organised by EthnicKraft co. to raise funds for the DTLJ Education Trust (https://www.facebook.com/dtljeducationtrust/ or https://www.dtljedutrust.org/). The trust supports efforts to provide tertiary and special education access to the Orang Ulu youth of Baram, Sarawak.

There will be two workshops offered, where proceeds will go to the DTLJ Education Trust:

Craft Workshop (Sabu Uleng Beading)

During the Craft workshop, participants will learn to understand the colours, selection and stringing of beads to make a traditional necklace called the “Sabu Uleng”. In Kenyah, it means “necklace with red pendant”.

Dance Workshop (Datun Julud)

The Datun Julud Dance workshop teaches participants basic steps and dance patterns that depict a hornbill in flight which will be led by Rose Awing, a veteran choreographer and crafts master, who has experience in conducting workshops and training across Malaysia and overseas.

Datun Julud or the long dance by the ladies is traditionally performed to greet returning warriors, as well as to mark the end of the rice-harvesting season. The women hold feather fans of hornbill feathers, which they moves up and down gracefully, to depict the hornbill in flight.
The details of the workshops are as follows:

Craft Workshop (Sabu Uleng Beading)

25th Feb, Saturday

10am – 1pm

Price*: (tickets available at http://oranguluworkshop.peatix.com/)

RM75 (early bird**)



Dance Workshop (Datun Julud)

26th Feb, Sunday

10am – 1pm

Price*: (tickets available at http://oranguluworkshop.peatix.com/)

RM60 (early bird**)


*Includes a goodie bag and simple packed lunch (lunch will be supplied by Charlie Café and Autism Café Project)

**Early bird price is only until 17 Feb



2 Hang Kasturi, Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur


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