On the occasion of an alumni dinner with my university, Monash Malaysia, I will be selling a series of prints (background story here).
50% of proceeds will go towards the Center for Orang Asli Concern‘s fund to purchase a drone to map out and document Orang Asli customary territories.
There is in total 10 prints (10 editions of each)
Single print @ RM 390 ( USD 98)
A set of 5 prints @ RM 1, 560 (USD 390)
*1 remaining* Full collection 10 prints @ RM 2, 900 (USD 725)
The prints will be printed on Canson Rag Photographique fine art paper, mounted on an acid-free mat @ 12×12 (or 8×12 for landscape/portrait).
Complimentary 18”x18” aluminium frame upon request.
The price quoted is excluding delivery (complimentary within Klang Valley) and bank charges.
Kindly contact me via email szening[at]gmail[dot]com or via phone (6012) 6061592.
(1/10) Murut children playing by the river (2012, Kampung Alutok, Sabah). The children used dried leaves by the river and shaped it as a hat to mimic the traditional attire worn by Murut elders during a wedding ritual which they witnessed the night before.
(2/10) Ancestor’s Day at Kampung Judah, Carey Island (2009, Selangor). Despite their close proximity to the city, the Mah Meri folks have resisted mainstream religion and still strongly hold on to their own religion.
(3/10) Temiar man in his swidden (2012, Kampung Peralong, Kelantan). More and more, the Temiar folks in interior Kelantan have been proudly wearing their head dress in the village and in the city, to assert their identity as Orang Asli.
(4/10) Semai girl in the forest (2011, Kampung Tenlan, Pahang). This young Semai girl lives far from modern amenities. Her community recently moved back to their traditional land after a government regroupment scheme, after over 30 years, failed to improve their lives.
(5/10) Temiar Sewang (2013, Kampung Pian, Pahang). Bamboo stamping is essential in every Orang Asli sewang (traditional dance). Here, a Temiar woman performs during the International Day of The World Indigenous Peoples celebrations held in a Jahut village in Pahang. It was the first year that the national celebrations was held in a village.
(6/10) Murut women in the forest collecting bamboo (2012, Kampung Alutok, Sabah). Known for the intricate woven bamboo crafts, the Murut women of Kampung Alutok climb up a steep hills to collect bamboo and other natural resources such as rattan and the sap of a tree used to dye the bamboo.
*Sold out* (7/10) A Bidayuh elder (2013, Kampung Kidding, Sarawak). Traditional bamboo smoke pipes are still commonly used in Kampung Kidding. The village was a 3-hour trek in from where the road ends, a short hour drive from Kuching city. The village now is accessible by road.
(8/10) Iban traditional attire (2012, Miri). Taken during the International Day of The World Indigenous Peoples celebrations. Each year, Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsula Malaysia take turns to host the national celebrations which gathers indigenous peoples from across the three region in solidarity.
(9/10) Murut mother and child washing the dishes (2008, Kampung Alutok, Sabah). Villages in the interior such here in Kampung Alutok depend on water gravity systems where clean water is harvested from a nearby water source in the hills and piped to the kitchens and bathrooms in the village. Water catchment areas are thus well taken care of by the community as they depend on it to provide clean running water daily.
(10/10) A Chewong elder (2007, Kuala Gandah). Despite existing research findings proving that traditional fruit gardens maintained by the Orang Asli in forest reserves attract greater biodiversity, the Orang Asli are often still antagonized by conservationists. Such is the case of the Chewong in Kuala Gandah who have been losing more and more of their land to make way for an elephant sanctuary.