RM59.00 - RM119.00
TITICANE Barait Backpack Origin Sabah [ Rattan / Rotan ]
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Price RM59.00 - RM119.00
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  • Carefully Handcrafted

  • Weaving A Barait Often Takes About 3 to 7 Days

  • The process of weaving a Barait is tedious and depending on the intricacy of the design and motifs adopted.  Only few have the skills to weave a Barait and in fact this tradition of weaving a Barait is not being passed on to the younger generation. 

  • This attractive bag without lid can be used as a bag, wall hanging or even to store your magazines and news papers. It fits beautifully into any of your living room, lounge and dining Or Home Decor. 

  • Barait a traditional Sabah Malaysian Borneo basket bag or knapsack popularly used by the ‘Kadazan Dusun’ community in Sabah Malaysian Borneo.
  • This beautiful carry-all bag is lovingly produced out of intricate woven strapping, a type of Rattan  Air that is pliable and yet sturdy.  The Original colours on the basket bag highlight the uniqueness of tradition with a contemporary twist.
  • In the olden days, the barait was carried everywhere and is the constant companion of the Murut folks. It is used to carry water containers to collect water from rivers for daily use or to carry paddy from paddy fields, to carry crops or hunted animals such as deer. stalks in these baskets strapped on their backs, leaving their hands free to carry even more load.
  • Barait is made from, Rattan Air and bark. These baskets have now been adapted for more commercial demand and has evolved according to shifting uses and needs of contemporary life. 
  • The Core Group of basket makers is predominantly drawn from the older generation. 
  • The knowledge of acquisition and transmission in the collection of plant, preparation and weaving techniques is now diminishing and eroding. 
  • It is similar to a modern backpack.  Barait is made of Rattan Air, that grows near river banks and streams
  • however good quality resources especially rattan is now harder to find in the surrounding forests as they have been diminished by land clearing, forest fires and over harvesting. 
  • The frame of the base and top of a Barait are made from either Rattan Air or softwood.  Meanwhile,  the body, back straps and tying material are woven from rattan strips from various species of  Calamus, Korthalsia and other genera of Arecaceae. 
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1pcs Barait Backpack Origin Sabah [ Rattan / Rotan ]