In a Raya mood, I was at Kinta City for “ketupat” weaving demonstration and workshop by Au Young the clown. Ketupat is actually ‘Malay rice dumpling’ but the ketupat here is used for display purpose only and not to be eaten.
Au Young demonstrated how a ketupat is weaved, by using two strips of young coconut leaves. Participants followed suit, or at least, we TRIED to. There were prizes to be won, you see, and of course we tried our best.
The art of weaving ketupat is not difficult but neither is it easy! All of us got our fingers in a tangle; even Au Young himself admitted that he took three days to learn the trick, and we were expected to pick up a new skill in ten minutes.
After almost 30 minutes, most of us gave up. Still, prizes had to be given out and it was through fun and games. Haha! Since that workshop, I have been watching videos on Youtube on how to weave the ketupat casing. Am still totally clumsy and confused!
Event: Ketupat Weaving Demonstration & Workshop
Venue: Kinta City, Ipoh
Date: 18th Aug, 2012
Organiser: Au Young Events
Address: 41, Jalan Merpati, Ipoh Garden, 31400 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. (opposite Kinta City)
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