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Monday, November 22, 2010

Marik Empang also known as Tango

Beautifully adorning the bosom and shoulder an Iban maiden is the 'marik empang' also known as 'tango' at any occasion or festival that requires her to wear the traditional costumes. Usually red in colour, marik empang is a combination of beads and hand-stitched cotton decorative outer garment. The 'ngajat' or the traditional Iban dance performed by an Iban maiden in full traditional gear can never be complete without the marik empang as part of the outer garment adorning her shoulder and bosom.  
Marik Empang: the personal works of my hands

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