Monday, April 18, 2011

Culture: Bakul Sia

Bakul sia or sia basket is a traditional Melaka Malay and Nyonya basket. It is normally made of rattans, bamboo or wood and wrapped with thick paper or leather, the basket will be colored with red, black and golden paint to symbolize prosperity and richness. 

Malay sia basket

People in Melaka use this basket for various purposes or events such as wedding or fiest to keep fruits, cakes, dodol or tradtional Melaka snacks.