Empowering Through Recognition
Crafting as a leisure based activity yields numerous benefits, including improved wellbeing, an enhanced sense of self and self - efficacy and economical gains.
Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Awards 2015-2016
" Best Handicraft Outlet "
At the prestigious 7th Sarawak Hornbill Tourism Awards 2015-2016 held in November 2017, the Ranee Gift Gallery won the award for "Best Handicraft Outlet under the Most Outstanding Cottage Industry category".
Award of Excellence for Handicrafts 2018
World Crafts Council (WCC) South East Asia Sub-region
An outstanding achievement for the Iban community at Rh. Kerapa Spak, Betong Division, Sarawak, for their innovative upcycle weaving project, titled "The Magic of Upcycling".
In the News
IN CONVERSATION WITH ROSEMARIE WONG
"On the one rare occasion that I was able to take time off to travel alone, I decided on a writing retreat to Kuching in Sarawak. Just about an hour away from Singapore by plane, Kuching wasn’t entirely new to me..."
Forbidden Fruits is a collaborative effort by various artists, indigenous weavers, and the person who conceptualised it, Joe Sidek. Meant to showcase the relationship between the weavers and their ancestral jungle, the artworks also explore the vast potential of the weaving women in the 21st century beyond their ancestral craft.
KEEPING TRADITIONS ALIVE
We live in a time filled with metaphors that have become all too familiar in our daily routine; there are countless tech- savvy gadgets being sold by the minute to do basically the same things, we depend on our mobile phones to tell us when and where we need to be, and we scroll longingly through social media hoping to get inspired by the latest trends or colours of the year.
3 WOMEN - BEYOND HARDWORK, BUSINESS & TALENT
Fondly dubbed as the Land of Hornbills, Sarawak is a melting pot of cultures and traditions. It is endowed with a rich diversity of ethnicities, package with age-old traditions, craftsmanship and cultures that give the country unique heritage.
The Forbidden Fruits, an art installation of large woven fruits exhibited at Borneo744 as part of the Rainforest Fringe have been making the rounds on the Internet, especially Instagram.
Many visitors are drawn to this city just 55 minutes by plane from Bangkok for leisure, social and cultural events. We were there to participate in an event which comprised a 3-day forum, exhibition, workshops, field trips and a Gala dinner fashion show featuring the works of 13 ikat designers.