via Borneo Post, 09 May 2023: There is an increasing appreciation for Sarawak’s traditional fashion styles in modern society, according to author Heidi Munan, who hopes her book ‘The Sartorial Heritage of Sarawak – A Study of Local Clothing Traditions’ will help readers better understand the clothing worn in Sarawak from early recorded history until today.
It seems that there is more appreciation for Sarawak’s sartorial heritage in today’s modern society than ever before, says author Heidi Munan.
Through her observation, honorary curator of beads for Sarawak Museum Department has noted that there are current fashion styles that are portraying those of the olden days.
“The times have changed. In the last 30 years, people have been seeing these beads and traditional fashion as representing their identities, and have been incorporating these elements into their fashion sense, and that is so important,” she said during a talk-and-book-signing session at Belle’s Bookshop in Pelita Commercial Centre over the weekend.