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 Jun 05 2012  

Carey Island, located 3 hours of drive away at the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, is home to  the native Mah Meri tribes, who are known for their magnificent wooden craft and masks.

The Mah Meri model the masks after the ancestral spirits,who they believe can ward off evil spirits and solve problems. 

Samri Abdul Rahman, a renowned artist of traditional Mah Meri tribe wooden mask-making, shares with the world the mystic cultural significance of the Mah Meri woodenmasks. Through a demonstration of mask-designing and carving, Samri also shows how he blends in imagination and tradition believes into his profession.