1. Au Young guides in the art of weaving ketupat

1. Au Young guides in the art of weaving ketupat

A series of activities and programmes have been lined up at AEON Kinta City as a run-up to Hari Raya Aidilfitri which is just around the corner.

2. and it is done

2. and it is done

3. a group of women is also interested to learn the art of weaving ketupat

3. a group of women is also interested to learn the art of weaving ketupat

One of the activities that I participated in by chance when I was there to shop recently was a ketupat weaving demonstration and workshop.

4. Au Young's able assistant (R) is a good teacher

4. Au Young's able assistant (R) is a good teacher

5. and the ketupats are successfully weaved

5. and the ketupats are successfully weaved

It wasn’t my first time to weave ketupat but I have forgotten how to do it and hence, when I picked up the colourful ribbons, I was all fingers again. Haih, this is what happens to people with no creative flair!

6. another 'graduate'

6. another graduate

7. no flair, no problem

7. no flair, no problem

However, worry not! Au Young and his able assistants were on hand to patiently teach us how to weave in and out of the dual-coloured ribbons.

8. a shopper with her two ketupats

8. a shopper with her two ketupats

9. even a young girl can do it

9. even a young girl can do it

As you see, these are decorative ketupat for display purposes, fashioned after the Malay rice dumpling.

10. three delighted school children with their ketupats

10. three delighted school children with their ketupats

11. the two men finally did it

11. the two men finally did it

At the end of the 30-minute workshop, which attracted a cross section of shoppers, everyone could weave a ketupat; from the young to the old, male or female.

Anyone who would like to conduct a similar ketupat weaving demonstration and workshop, especially during the Hari Raya season, may contact Au Young himself. Details below:

Au Young Events
Address: 41, Jalan Merpati, Ipoh Garden, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. (opposite Kinta City)
Tel: +6017-5642822
Facebook: fb.com/auyoungkk
email: auyoungevents@gmail.com

Event: Ketupat Weaving Workshop by Au Young
Venue: AEON Kinta City, Ipoh
Date: 25th June, 2016
Time: 5.30pm

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