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Raman’s rattan simpai weave video

Here’s a short video of Raman making the rattan simpeh/ simpai weave on one of the sheaths of the recent lot of parangs. It takes a lot of patience and practice to get it right!

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Raman, an indigenous Semai with great talents

I was introduced to Mr Raman Bah Tuin through Reita, a lady friend who works with an NGO that works closely with indigenous groups of Malaysia. As usual, I was out asking around for parang makers or at the very … Continue reading

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