Every year Sarawak amazes us with one of the biggest music festival in the world, the “Rainforest World Music Festival” most commonly known as “RWMF”. An annual three-day music festival happening on the 7th to the 9th of August to celebrate the diversity of world music held at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Kuching. Packed with daytime music workshops, cultural displays, craft displays, food stalls, and main-stage evening concerts the Sarawak Tourism Board is determined to WOW the audience with a bigger and much more exciting line up this year.
All over the world, Rip Curl is and has been associated with great music events, and now we’ve also established a magnificent partnership here in Malaysia with RWMF. Privileged to have the opportunity to support the RWMF 2014, Rip Curl is proud to continue this collaboration as the Official Partner of RWMF 2015. Taking pride in this, Rip Curl will be designing the official apparels for RWMF 2015 and is committed to delivering the best products for our consumers.
Determined to not just design unique apparels but one that would remind our crowd of how this international Malaysian home-grown event brought together renowned international and indigenous musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo onto one stage, Rip Curl is adamant to come up with a design exclusively for this mellifluous event!
Inspired by this passion and the beat of Sarawak’s rich culture, our design features three significant symbols; the Iban war Shield called “Terabai”, “Bunga Terung” otherwise known as the Eggplant Flower and Sarawak’s pride, the Rhinoceros Hornbill (Burung Kenyalang).
The “Terabai” is hexagonal in shape, and it has various designs painted on it. Used as a shield by the Ibans for their battles, this historical symbol carries the meaning of protection. Portrayed in three colours; red, yellow and black, the “Terabai” is imprinted into our design to bring the meaning of protecting the uniqueness of the festival.
RWMF has been an ongoing inspiration for musicians all over the world, and to exude that we have incorporated the Eggplant Flower which symbolizes the journey of a boy in his life to encapsulate the long yet fulfilling journey of RWMF.
It is no secret that RWMF is now known as one of the largest music festival, so in the midst of designing our shirts and singlets, Rip Curl has decided to infuse Sarawak’s pride, the Rhinoceros Hornbill (Burung Kenyalang), an iconic symbol to the people of Sarawak on our apparels to commemorate such honour.
To add on to your bragging rights we’ve even listed down the line ups for this annual three day event at the back of the shirts! Carrying colours both black and white with sizes from extra small all the way to extra large, the official RWMF2015 X Rip Curl apparels ranges from T-shirts to singlets as we cater for both our men and women!
Grab it as a memory, a gift for someone who couldn’t make it or even an extra top after sweating it all out, either way you wouldn’t want to miss out on it!