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Collaboration: Narong Daun, Silk and Canvas Artist

One of Borneo’s finest indigenous and most sought-after Bidayuh artists, Narong Daun is self -taught and brings Sarawak’s unique flora and fauna to life using vibrant colours on silk, creating stunning scarves.  Her other artworks on canvas and silk have been exhibited in galleries and convention centres in Malaysia, Thailand, India, Australia, Hawaii as well as in our local libraries, museums, hotels and banks. In 2016, Narong was the artist-in-residence at the Ranee Boutique Suites, exhibiting her artworks and conducting live painting sessions. Narong produced an exclusive range of silk scarves for The Ranee Artisan Gallery, which sells at The Ranee and The Marian Boutique Lodging House gift shops.

The Process:

Batik painting is a process of using melted wax as a resist on fabric. The wax is painted on a white or coloured silk fabric using a canting or brush. The fabric is then tie-dyed, and the areas that have been waxed will not be penetrable by the dye. Narong then uses a brush to paint in the lined patterns. The layering of silk dye gradually gives depth to her floral designs.


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