Sarawak

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Refers to the indigenous style associated with the region in Borneo known as Sarawak. The style reflects the region's history of foreign occupation by numerous empires from the Majapahit empire of Java, to the British protectorate of Brunei, and finally to the modern Malaysian nation. The style is characterized by ironworks, wood carvings featuring Islamic motifs, and ceramics taught by Chinese traders. Indigenous art by the Iban people of Sarawak features animist religious motifs.
Sarawak
Accepted term: 22-Jul-2024