The traditional coconut scraper (kukur kelapa) are designed with carvings and made to resemble an animal, usually a horse. This particular. Created using PowToon — Free sign up at — Create animated videos and animated presentations for free. PowToon is a free tool that allows you to develop cool. RE: Geulungku/Alat Kukur Kelapa Tradisional. You are viewing a single comment’s thread from: Geulungku/Alat Kukur Kelapa Tradisional.

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In certain Malay communities, particularly along the east coast of the Malay peninsula, wood carving has been developed into an art form. High quality Malay wood carvings can be seen in traditional houses and palaces.

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Generally the wood used is cengal or jati, and ke,apa of which are durable hard woods. The art of wood carving is also expressed in Muslim calligraphy khat. It is customary to classify wood carving techniques into ukiran tebuk and ukiran timbul. In the first, the process involves punching patterns into the tradisonal, while in the latter the carving usually creates designs, floral and geometric, which stand out above the surrounding wood.

A basic pattern or motif is repeated and adjusted according to the position in which the carving is done. Types of carving are usually classified. It is possible to trace the basic qualities of these motifs in terms of Malay history.


It appears that traditionally the preference was for geometric designs. With the arrival of Hinduism, there were figures and images of deities as well as animals were introduced into the designs.

Islam has from its very beginnings discouraged the carving of living beings, with the result that geometric motifs and those derived from nature, principally from the plant world, were used.

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tradiisonal Also popular were designs incorporating calligraphy. Flowers and leaves are considered eminently suitable as motifs in various sorts of carving because they represent the beauty of the natural world and do not offend the sensibilities of pious Muslims.

Also seen in Malay wood carving are Quranic verses and heads of animals, depending upon where the carving is done. The use of calligraphic designs derived from the Arabic kelxpa or from the Holy Quran is fairly widespread.

These may be featured upon walls window panesthe central post of a house tiang seri and elsewhere. Decorations are also common in house interiors. These are found in items of furniture, invariably done using the timbul method. This particular object had a central place kukyr traditional Malay kitchens. Laurel medang wood is the preferred material for the manufacture of kukur kelapa as it is soft kflapa easily shaped.

The face panels are generally done in the timbul style, while at the ambang the type of style is the tebuk timbul.

This is because the wood at the ambang pintu is thinner and more difficult to work. Carvings on the ambang pintu include calligraphy utilising verses of the Quran framed by floral or leaf motifs. The carving on the door is usually done in relief which is rradisional in workmanship.


Motifs representing flowers such as the frangipanni cempakalotus teratai and jasmine bunga melur are used. Often even the door post tiang pintu gets carved, and for this position the betel leaf daun sirih motif is popular.

The centre post tiang rumah is usually decorated with floral patterns.

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Trellice work jejala plays an important part in a house or palace for ventilation as well as a means of providing variety in the decorations. At the verandah serambi side the jejala are usually shaped in diamond empat segi bujur design. Weapons like the keris are embellished khkur ukiran on their wooden or ivory handles hulu.

Similarly ukiran may also be found on the sarong or case of the keris.

Walking sticks tongkat are often embellished with carvings on their tops hulu. These may be in the form of parrots kakak tuadragons nagasnakes ularor eagles burung rajawali or helang. Wood Carving Aug 13, Tweet.