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Malaysian Costume and Textiles: Tekat

Tekat

Tekat, the art of embroidering golden thread onto a base material, generally velvet, is a tradition that has long been practiced amongst Malay communities in peninsular Malaysia. In Perak tekat is also known as tekat bersuji or hiasan suji timbuL The embroidery is generally raised above the surrounding surface of the cloth due to the fact that it is done upon a base (mempulur).

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