Tuesday, February 13, 2018

25 - Mah Meri Art Gallery @ Yung Seng Souvenir Shop in Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia.

Welcome to discover these amazing carving @ Mah Meri Art Gallery !

Mah Meri Art Gallery is a museum-like gallery showcases a private collection of wood carvings carved by Mah Meri indigenous people, 
who lives in Carey Island, Selangor, Malaysia. We have hundreds of masks and statues on display.







This gallery consists of a lot of big masks & statues carved by the Mah Meri tribe, the aboriginal people living in Malaysia. I am a Malaysian and I have never seen such a huge collection before, not even in our National museum. Perfect craftmanship. Can see how skillful the carvers are. I was told that these carvings have been awarded the Seal of Excellence by UNESCO.

All carvings are well arranged/displayed. The whole gallery looks like a museum! All in all, a wonderful and amazing collection. Highly recommended to pay a visit if you are in Cameron Highlands. If you love Art, you should never missed this. The owner is selling some of the smaller carvings too, but of course, not those in display cases.


Fantastic collection of indigenous wood art, intricately carved by hand using only a chisel & mallet. Will become lost art, as a result of over-development and loss of skills between generations. Should be far wider known that it currently is, good luck with this project, I hope it becomes more widely supported. Worth making the effort to seeking this out if you're in the area.

Comment by – Jennifer Stewart

Add : Mah Meri Art Gallery,
         No 29 & 30, 1st Floor, Main Road, 39000 Tanah Rata,
         Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia.
E-mail : mahmeriartgallery@gmail.com & Tel : 05-4912031

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The Mah Meri will wear this intricately-carved masks to perform the historic Main Jo-oh dance for the annual Hari Moyang festival ones year in their village!