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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Documentary Shooting: Part 2

Click this link for Part 1 of my East Coast Adventure.
Part 2 of my journey begins on the second day in Kelantan when Abang Mahzan and I went back to Kota Bharu to shoot video footage of songket as this is a part of the art of the Malays in the East Coast of Malaysia. We went back to Bazar Buluh Kubu searching for exquisite design of songket made locally in Kelantan. 

A songket is made up beautifully of floral motives embedded with careful weave(tenunan) in silk or cotton and intricately patterned with gold or silver thread. In the weaving process that can take up to more than 6 months per piece, the metallic threads are inserted in between the silk or cotton so that the threads stand out against the background to create a shimmering effect. 
A songket is worn during ceremonial occasion such as royal weddings and also as an important part of the Sultan's royal dress. This is because, the process of songket-making is very delicate and the price of a piece of a songket can exceed to more than RM 1000 according to its delicateness. Nowadays, there are quite few numbers of songket-makers that made large scale songket production and this results in a generally lower price of a songket
Can you guys and girls guess the price of these two songket? These pieces of songket in those photos will cost you for about RM 900-RM 1000 each if I am not mistaken and I am lucky enough to have touched such luxurious songket! Yes, these songket are expensive because of the time taken to finish each piece and the materials used. These kinds of songket is usually purchased by royalties in Kelantan and according to the owner of this boutique, there are visitors from outside of Kelantan who will come here every two months just to get the latest design of songket, unbelievable!
According to the boutique owner, there are two basic steps in preserving the beauty of the songket. First of all, songket owners SHOULD NOT wash their songket at all. This is important so that the colour of the songket will not fade. Then, you should hang (gantung) the songket inside out (menterbalikkan) and keep it in a closed cupboard or wardrobe as sun-rays can affect the color of the songket too.  
I guess that is all for Part Two of my East Coast Adventure with Galaxy Features Network Sdn. Bhd. shooting a documentary for http://dtubes.tv/. According to the producer, the documentary will also be aired on our national television soon insyaallah. Take care and God bless, watch out for Part 3 of my East Coast Adventure!
Home of Documentaries presented by Galaxy Features Sdn Bhd & Anak Muda Production Sdn Bhd

18 comments:

say to easy=) said...

wow..interesting..that why songket mahal..

Azham Vsvc said...

say to easy: hehe yeap! baru I tau lepas mengikuti penggambaran dokumentari ini hehe :)

khairul akmal bin azman said...

dah macam journalist aku tgk ko da azham.. terbaik lah!

Azham Vsvc said...

kay: alhamdulillah, memang itu yang aku impikan hehe...terima kaseh :)

Wan Ahmad Izudean said...

walaupun ore klate, tapi aku baru sekali ke pasar siti khadijah.haha

baru tahu pasal songket tu..

waiting for next part :)

Aziela said...

To be aired in national tv channel? Seriously?? Tell me when eh... I want to book the whole tv for me at home.

Daddy Zuki said...

salam. i know that batik is unwashable but if it's dirty i send it out for dry cleaning as well...
how about exchanging links? TQ.

- zuriey - said...

cantik tapi harga aduhai mahal nau

Azham Vsvc said...

Ized: hehe....thank you for following my blog posts of my East Coast Adventure hehe...ni yang semangat nak tulis lagi ni hehe :)

Kak Aziela: entahlah, produser cakap macam untuk siaran TV1 tp saya tidak pasti pula hehe....ala, terharunya saya dengan akak hehe :)

D. Zuki : hehe....yeap songket is washable, and maybe just dry cleaning will do hehe :)

Azham Vsvc said...

zuriey: hehe kat KL ada yg lagi murah, tapi tak se-detail songket Pantai Timur-lah hehe :)

the malay male said...

nice review about songket :-)

Azham Vsvc said...

malay male: thank you bro!

Suhami Ahmad said...

wahhh...new television talent is coming out....gud luck!

Malus domestica said...

Menarik :-) mmg mcm wartawan

adza irdawati said...

oh kita dalam bidang seni yg sama.. harap2 nnt satu hari kita dapat bekerjasama dlm sebuah drama pula ya

Azham Vsvc said...

Atok: hehe alhamdulillah.... insyaallah I am coming out to reaching my dream :)

Malus Domestica: hehe, terima kaseh :)

adza: hehe insyaallah satu hari nanti hehehe......seronoknya tak sabar :)

Ezad Skytech said...

petut la songket mahal...masa yg diambil nak siapkan tu ambil masa lama...dpt tengok pun jadi la...nak beli mahal wooo...:D

Azham Vsvc said...

ezad: hehe....memang agak mahal tp berkualiti hehe.... kat KL ada je songket murah hehe...sesuai untuk golongan macam kita ni hehe :)

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