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Songket Symbolism
  Artistry & Technical Exploration
Tuck away in the southern west fringe of South China Sea, in a humble village of Chendering, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, housewives and young girls weave songket in their backyard as a tradition. This is the home where the finest woven songket can be found, along with the gentle ocean breeze, coconut trees and rustic charm of village life.

In this part of the world, the tropical climate and the fertile soil blessed the native with an abundance of plants. Long have the Malay exploited the medicinal properties of these plants, from its flowers, roots, leaves, fruits, bark and seeds. In appreciation, they were immortalised into arts and crafts.

Various sweet-smelling plants, food, people, animals, inanimate objects, natural landscape patterns and motifs - sometimes abstract, in other times vividly captured - are the primary sources of inspiration.

Motifs & Patterns | Design Structure

Songket, in the hand of Bibah, soon embark on a journey of modernisation. The traditional motifs such as pucuk rebung (bamboo shoot) were unconventionally intepreted in a sophisticated dimension. New patterns were conceived and one of such instance is the transformation of the simple isosceles triangles of pucuk rebung into a complex lace-like patterns - which appears surreal yet distinctive to the keen eyes.

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