Sarawak Iban Costume Mural
Theme : Single Colour
Method : Wall Paint on Wall
Client : The Black Jam, Saradise
Purpose : Showcase Traditional Iban Costume
Date : 2019
Reference: ColoringIsHip (aunt of the woman in the picture)
The original painting of this lovely modern Sarawak Iban Costume Mural was a red watercolour piece done by ColoringIsHip. We tried to stick to the original painting style as much as possible. Hence, we watered down the wall paint a little and painted layer by layer just like how we would paint with watercolour, only, this is on the wall. The faded pua kumbu in the background is to extend the image and make it more interesting. It also functions to blend the portrait into the wall.
This is also a meaningful mural as the portrait painted is actually the owner of the restaurant – Black Jam Restaurant by Alvin’s Burger. These kinds of portrait murals really help bring ownership and personality to any business premises.
Absolutely love translating Sarawak Traditional / Cultural elements into my slightly modern-styled art pieces, especially for murals. Our home state, Sarawak has a beautiful warm culture with vibrant art. Hoping to share more of our Sarawak Traditional art with the rest of the world through more of our murals, postcards, and hopefully more merchandise in the future. In the meantime, here is the other time we translated a Pua Kumbu into a Mural: Tune Hotel Mural and the other time we painted: an Iban male & child in their Traditional Costume.