Malay Heritage Inspires My Art Direction!


MACC Summer School: Malay Heritage Inspires My Art Direction!

MACC Summer School: Be artistically inspired by the city

“We do not have to be ashamed of what we are. As sentient beings, we have wonderful backgrounds. These backgrounds may not be particularly enlightened or peaceful or intelligent. Nevertheless, we have soil good enough to cultivate; we can plant anything in it.” (Chogyam Trungpa).

Malay is the largest race in the multiracial country of Malaysia followed by Chinese and Indian. The combinations of these three major races in the country, particularly in Melaka are reflecting an extremely interesting mix of unique cultures that have been assimilated in everyone’s life here—to name a few, the Baba Nyonya, Portuguese and Chetti communities. Not just that, the arts of architecture, foods, fashion, festivals and daily routines of the Malay people in Melaka are something exclusive as compared to other Malays in other states.

Furthermore, Melaka is home for various traditional and vintage lifestyle of the Malays that are well-preserved especially the arts of batik, songket, and kebaya nyonya. These majestic workmanships are very special as they are hand-made traditional outfits that integrate intricate embroidery and drawings which have classical touch of floral motifs. The combinations of delicate crafting have made these traditional costumes famous all around the globe for their authenticity and world-class quality.

Along these lines, on the off chance that you are wanting to encounter something exceptional this year, do come and go along with us in MACC Summer School.

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