Weaving is a popular traditional craft among village women. Indeed, in the past, a maiden was
not considered sufficiently accomplished unless she could weave attractive mats, woven from
colorfully dyed mengkuang or pandan leaves,they make stunning yet very affordable utility items such as food covers, floor mats, hats,baskets and table mats.
Pandan or mengkuang leaves that have been stripped of thorns are split into strands, soaked, dried, dyed and then woven according to the required designs.
In the past, the creators of these diamond-shaped patterns gathered their inspiration from nature. Motifs, which had their source in Malaysian flora and fauna, were arranged and carefully woven into beautiful, attractive products like food covers, hats and baskets.