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Anyaamn art of screwpine weaving has flourished for generations at various levels of sophistication and in varying degrees of intricacy throughout the Malay peninsula. Trengganu Malay women have been known for both the fineness of their plaiting and the variety of their patterns.

Hence this skill formed an integral part of character and personality development.

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A vast variety of mats are created to serve different functions, decorative and functional. Those woven from daun pandan are regarded as of superior quality, for daun pandan are softer and more easily shaped compared to those woven from mengkuang, which however, are more lasting.

The process of mat weaving passes through several stages. First the pandan or mengkuang leaves are cut at the base and at both ends. The thorns and the spine of the leaves are removed and the anyxman measured so that there is an even length of all in a set.

The strips are then passed over a slight fire to soften them. Some weavers beat the mengkuang leaves with cudgels or clubs belantan to make them softer and easier to handle.

Once softened, they are soaked in cold water for about 48 hours with the water being changed on the second morning. This is done to remove any natural elements likely to attract insects to the mats. When the dye has been dissolved in boiling water, the strips are soaked in it for a period of 30 minutes to an hour. The leaves are removed to dry and passed through a wooden or bamboo smoother lurut to make them even and soft.


The weaving process begins at the centre point and proceeds diagonally towards the edges. Kelarai annyaman ragi are named and shaped after flowers, bamboo as well as other rural elements or pursuits.

The weave for the edging anyamman its own names according to colour, design, or weaving techniques.

Interesting colour combinations are to be seen in the final products. Standard colours appear to be green, dark blue or purple.

Weaving Crafts (Mengkuang) — Beautiful Terengganu

Pink and yellow may occasionally be encountered. The process of weaving a mat takes between ten and fifteen days depending upon its size and the expertise of its weaver. Mengkuang and pandan weaving, however does not end merely at mats. Bamboo or buluh is an easily grown tropical plant that menggkuang in a large number of species. For the Malays, the bamboo is a necessity not only for the making of houses, but also to fabricate weapons senjata traps perangkapand containers to hold objects of a wide assortment, both functional and decorative.

Weaving Crafts (Mengkuang)

At the same time ancient beliefs maintain that bamboo, depending upon its use, can be the source of good luck or conversely of misfortune. The types of bamboo usually used to make decorative items for daily usage are the buluh akar, buluh betong, buluh Minyak, pandan and buluh gading.


Bamboo mature enough to be utilised in the making of handicrafts is selected and cut according to measurement as per the object to be created. It is then soaked rendam in muddy water containing tamarind asam for a period of about a week to make it usable. After this treatment, bamboo is smoke or gently heated over a slow fire to enable it to be properly cured. Only when it is completely dry does the next stage begin. This is the paring of the bamboo into thin strips.

Sometimes dye is added to the bamboo strips. Once the bamboo strips have been prepared the process of plaiting Begins, usually the weaver taking the initial step by creating menbkuang diamond shape kelarai at the centre and thence proceeding outwards.

Common bamboo products include food covers tudung saji mengkuqng, wall decorations, baskets, platters or trays dulangwall panels dinding. In the art of bamboo plaiting anyaman buluhthere lives an ancient tradition, an artistry that has come down to modern times almost uninterrupted over the centuries, utilising techniques that have changed little despite modernisation that has during the past two hundred years or so considerably altered Malay society.

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