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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Antin Pirak (Silver Stud Earring)

After searching high and low around Kuching town finally I found the silver stud earrings). 

" Kumang, the great beauty of all Iban goddesses, was the epitome of style and class. She only wore the kain kebat, rawai tinggi betating pirak and an elegant silver lampit belt, the sugu, a pair of stud ear-rings, silver necklaces and a complete set of tumpak pirak for the lower and upper arms. Maybe some feet bangles with tiny bells too. In her right hand a white lace handkerchief, in her left the silver buah pauh - her purse. And tucked discreetly in between her sanggul siput, a flower - the seri mua. "


*Note: this is the depiction of the English writer during the days of his stay with the Saribas tribe. It may differ from the Iban from other tribe. 




It is quite difficult for me to find this silver stud earrings and if there is it may not be a pair but I stroke jackpot and found two pair of silver stud earrings. It was said by the manager of the gallery that normally the silver works (mostly intricate ones) are made by the Chinese goldsmiths. He further told me and my brother that these pieces are quite old and could reached around a hundred years.

Stud no.1


Side view


Rear view


Stud No.2


Side view


Rear view
This pair is about the size of 
Malaysian 50 cent coin
The second stud is almost 
the size of a 20 cent coin
Close up view of the more intricate stud
 






The "fake" silver stud earrings 
in the middle
During the photoshoot at Taman Tasik Permaisuri
During the Borneo Hornbill Festival 2011
Due to the non-existent of the silver stud earrings during my quest to wear the almost authentic Ngepan Indu Saribas, I had to wear the "fake" silver stud bought at a local accessories store in Kuala Lumpur so as to look as close as to the original one. 

So there you go,silver stud earrings or what the Iban call antin pirak. For those who are interested there are still a few antin pirak available in Kuching, provided you have the will to look for it...


                          
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I wonder whether you know where i can hire a nice traditional Iban costume like the one you have in KL? I tried a few costume rental co. but they do not have Iban costume.

I have a company event coming up soon in July. our team to perform various Malaysian traditional costume on stage. I would like to show to our guests and colleagues this unique Iban traditional costume from East M'sia.

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Im afraid that the costume that I wore is quite difficult to find especially for hire. However, you can try and ask my friend Ms. Ani for Iban costume and her number is:0168654185..

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