After “The Journey”, a short web film featuring the festive celebration of Kaamatan made its first appearance on Youtube produced by PETRONAS in 2013, they once again launched another heart-warming story for all especially Malaysians, earlier in May this year.
Titled “Tinungkusan Dahai” which means Our Heritage, the three minute web film tells the story of Steffy Samuel, a Rungus woman who wishes to pass down her rich culture and ‘manik’ (beads) stringing skills to her daughter in celebration of Kaamatan.
Kaamatan is the local harvest festival celebrated in May every year. It is to symbolise gratefulness to Kinoingan (God). It is celebrated mostly by the Kadazan, Dusun, Murut local community in Sabah.
Each tribe of the community has their own story about Kaamatan, and to the Rungus tribe the story comes from the beautiful and intricate design of a ‘Pinakol’, the popular loose band of beads worn crossed over the chest and back.
The short web film about Steffy Samuel is an uplifting story that all Malaysians should be proud of.
Viewers can watch the Youtube video here.
The image on this post presents you the beautiful ‘Pinakol’ which I bought during the State Level celebration at Hongkod Koisaan, Penampang, Sabah. Cheap price and cost me RM5, that would be around USD1+
A good deal.
A memorable collection.
Definitely a legacy from a unique heritage.