Reviving Indigenous Designs: North Borneo, Malaysia
East Malaysian Borneo is known for its many indigenous peoples, with the northern state of Sabah said to be home to 42 minority groups, comprising half its population. Living as one with nature, these tribes have created unique clothing and crafts. Traditions are preserved by tribes in remote regions, but urbanization and modernization have caused much to be nearly forgotten. Now, the residents of North Borneo reexamine their roots so that they may be carried on by future generations.
The diverse crafts made by indigenous peoples of North Borneo
Half-Dusun artisan Adam has researched his roots to create unique craftwork
Anne, whose mother comes from the Dusun tribe, makes fabric using local patterns