By: IWCS
Jun 05 2012

Carey Island, located 3hours of drive away at the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, is home to  the native Mah Meri tribes, who are known for their magnificent wooden craft and masks.

The Mah Meri model the masks after the ancestral spirits,who they believe can ward off evil spirits and solve problems. 

Samri Abdul Rahman, a renowned artist of traditional Mah Meri tribe wooden mask-making, shares with the world the mystic cultural significance of the Mah Meri woodenmasks. Through a demonstration of mask-designing and carving, Samri also shows how he blends in imagination and tradition believes into his profession.



IWCS

International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of wood enthusiasts, dedicated to the research, education and promotion of wood culture.


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