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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Old Ngepan Iban

My first handmade Iban ngepan accessories is burai lumit. It is worn around the waist and very noisy because of the bells attached to the ends of the beaded strings. The materials consist of coloured beads (mine is the second smallest sized beads), frog bells (extra large and large), Burmese jade (dark green), fire agate (dark brown), nylon string, and thread.
This may not be an original Saribas accessory but for me it complements well with the whole costume. 
It took me about three months to complete this accessory to replace the one that I used to wear from my friend's gallery. I want to wear the one made by myself on my wedding day at least it will have a sentimental value attached to it apart from being made with my own hands.
This is my completed burai lumit:

8 comments:

ef.ae said...

i like the sariban maiden costume best ;))

Nava Krishnan said...

I never knew all the info as you have shared and did add knowledge on the sariban and I adore the costumes they are wearing, very traditional and attractive.

Veeky Leonora said...

Correction...Saribas is one of the many Iban ethnicity for Iban..there is no such thing as Sariban..Thank you for having interet on my culture..follow my blog to know more about Iban tribe..my focus is on the costume.

I am against the biggest wave in this world. said...

Good job for a beauty with brain.

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