I would say that being a regular visitor to craft bazaars not only in Ipoh but KL and wherever I may be, I have seen a good share of craft work.
However, during Kembara Kraf Selangor 2015, we were introduced to a ring maker who specialises in “cincin kayu”, or wood rings. Don’t misunderstand; the ring itself can be of any material, but it is set with polished hardwood instead of gemstone.
From the rings that were on display, I would say that these rings are more suitable for men. However, I don’t think I have seen any man whom I know wear such a ring. It is believed that the wood has healing properties and is able to provide the wearer with supernatural protection.
The proprietor, Sabri bin Yunus, 44, began his wood ring business about eight years ago when his father passed away, having picked up the skills from him earlier on.
Known among his customers as Tok Sabri, he only established his shop in Kampung Sijangkang, Telok Panglima Garang, Kuala Langat, Selangor some three years ago.
Besides making wood for rings and cleaning rings for customers, Sabri also makes other wood-based craft such as traditional wooden weapons, decorations and carvings.
Contact Tok Sabri at:
Mobile: 014-6629330 / 017-6312839
Facebook: Tok Sabri Tukang Cincin
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