KL Art Scene

Orang Asli Crafts Museum


Orang Asli Crafts Museum

Orang Asli Craft Museum in Kuala Lumpur showcases the arts and handicrafts of the Orang Asli people, the aboriginal communities who mostly live in rural areas across the Malaysian Peninsula. The Orang Asli are known for their handicrafts, particularly the wood carving skills by the Mah Meri and Jah Hut tribes who like to carve masks and figures which are highly valued by collectors. These beautifully carved statues were created by the Mah Meri tribe. In addition to statues and masks, there are small Sepili figures used in the traditional medicine system of the Jah Hut, blowpipes, and ornate bamboo containers for holding b l ow p i p e darts, hunting and fishing traps, musical instruments, native clothing and spiritual decorations and even coffins made from bamboo.

Jabatan Muzium Malaysia, Jalan Damansara,
50566 Kuala Lumpur.
+603 2282 6255
  • 9.00am-6.00pm ( daily )
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