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BRUNEI GOLDEN THREAD WEAVING TOUR HALF DAY
Offered by Company : ID 2483
Country : Brunei Darussalam
Duration : 1 day(s)
Minimum Price : $55 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price : $83 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Trip Categories : Culture Tour, City Tour
 
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The making of Brunei's traditional golden thread weaving, Brunei country side and interaction with local people
Detail Information
Brunei Golden Thread Weavinf & Country Side Half Day Tour
Tour Code : MBH06
Duration : 04 hours
SIC Frequency : Once daily
Meal - Nil

Departure Time:
Hotel in Jerudong 8.30 am
Hotel in Bandar 9.00 am

Description:
The tour starts with pick up from your hotel and go on a scenic drive to the country side of Brunei passing the Malay villages and local residential areas.
The hi-light of this tour is a visit to a cottage industry factory producing the Kain Songsarat or Brunei traditional golden tread weaved cloth in one of the Malay villages.
The earliest recorded mention of cloth-weaving in Brunei Darussalam can be traced to Sultan Bolkiah's reign from 1485 to 1524. Magellan visited Brunei sometime during this period and his official chronicler, Antonia Pigafetta, reported seeing beautiful examples of Brunei handicrafts in particular the woven cloth.
It was common cottage industry even in those days so it is clear that woven cloth can be dated earlier than the 16th century. Like most proud traditions the art has been preserved through the centuries by the age-old system of father teaching son - only in this case, mother teaching daughter. The technology is much the same today as it was then. You will see no expensive sophisticated automatic weaving machinery; only a hand loom operated by highly skilled, artistic and patient women.
It is worn on royal and state occassions, worn by brides and grooms for marriage ceremonies and is also sometimes used as elaborate and decorative wall coverings.
Your tour ends with transfer back to your hotel.

* Upgrade to private basis possible at a 50% surcharge of the seat in coach rate ( Min. Rate )
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