The characteristics of lepa-lepa of the Bajaus in Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia: The design, motifs and components

Zhu Aiping, (2007) The characteristics of lepa-lepa of the Bajaus in Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia: The design, motifs and components. Masters thesis, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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Abstract

The motifs on the carvings of the Lepa-Lepa reflect the cultural background of the Bajau community in Semporna. The presentation highlights the unique features of Lepa-Lepa and uncovers the various characteristics of Lepa-Lepa in its design, motifs and components. The analysis begins with the background of Lepa-Lepa, the types of Lepa-Lepa, the material and function of the Lepa-Lepa to the 8ajau ethnic group. The focus of this research is the design of the carvings and the process of creating the Lepa-Lepa. As a traditional Bajau art, Lepa-Lepa plays a very important role in preserving the culture heritage and identity of the 8ajau community in Semporna. This research hopes to help in preserving this heritage which is fast eroding with the onset of modernization.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lepa-Lepa, Bajau community, heritage, identity
Subjects: V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Arts Studies
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2013 07:09
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 09:15
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/6801

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