Sabah Costumes

The title “Land Below the Wind” reflects not only geographic location of Sabah but also its enchanting culture and landscape.

Sabah comprises more than 23 ethnic groups, each rich in culture and tradition, the cultural mosaic of Sabah is amazing. Their traditional clothing reflects skillful handwork as shown in the ‘linangkit’ embroidery, and the creative application of sequins and beads as decorative items to the ‘sarempak’ head dress, the ‘mandapun’ ornamental collar, the long tapered ‘keku’ fingercovers, ‘ingkot pangkat’ coin belt and sash.

The expertise in decorating these costumes and the refined touch to the art of dressing expressed within the Sabah costumes illuminates a sense of beauty and uniqueness.

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