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Revitalise lost wood carving motifs for Rumah Kutai in KAED, IIUM

Yusof, Zeenat Begam and Asif, Nayeem and Azmin, Aida Kesuma and Abdullah, Fadzidah and Sanusi, Aliyah Nur Zafirah (2022) Revitalise lost wood carving motifs for Rumah Kutai in KAED, IIUM. In: Recapitulate Invention, Innovation & Design 2021, 31 October 2021, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Perak.

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Malay traditional art and craftmanship hold cultural heritage values of the Malay Archipelago. Examples of the art are carvings, jewellery, batik, pottery, handicrafts and many more. The most forgotten art is Malay traditional wood carving. The art is on the verge of extinction because few skills carvers survived, and young generations have no interest in continuing their forefathers' legacies. Wood carving for Malay traditional houses plays many roles, such as decorations to show beauty and status, air ventilation devices and cultural symbolism. Sadly, some Malay traditional houses are not maintained properly, which causes them to vanish. However, some agencies and universities conducted restoration projects of old Malay traditional houses. In 2018 Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED) restored 108 years old Rumah Kutai Beranjung located in Parit, Perak. The old house was restored and transferred to Malay Enclave Lab in International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Some of the house carving motifs was missing and changed to solid wall panels. Therefore, this study objective is to revitalise lost wood carving motifs for the house and study the cultural meaning of Malay traditional motif. Two types of 'tebuk tembus' carvings were proposed. The carvings motifs are proposed based on the observation of the remaining carvings and literature review. The carvings are proposed at the original location, underneath Rumah Ibu and on the top of the windows. Sun, Awan larat motifs, Bayam peraksi motifs, and Islamic calligraphic (Alhamdulilah) motifs produced the A3 size carvings. The carvings were digitalised and visualised in a 3D form on the house.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wood carving; rumah kutai; traditional motif; awan larat
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.36 Sustainable architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Zeenat Begam Yusof
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2022 12:08
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2022 12:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/101399

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