July 12 - 14, 2019
See You In Kuching

MAH MERI

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Country:

Malaysia

The Orang Asli are the indigenous people from Peninsular Malaysia who have been living there since even before 1000 BC.

They were traditionally animists led by their shamans, and the Mah Meri show their reverence for this from their carvings of spirit animals.

They come to the festival with their fearsome masks, log drums, ladies in mengkuang skirts, and bring with them the ancient rites and folklore that they still maintain in their community in Carey Island.

Brought to you by Mah Meri Cultural Village