Some of the dazzling craft displays at the Craft Promotion (photo credit: asianimages.wordpress.com)
The Kaamatan festival is a rich cultural event held annually by the Kadazandusuns of Sabah. The word Kaamatan comes from a Kadazandusun word which means harvest and hence, from this, one can guess that the Kaamatan festival revolves around the harvesting season. The craft promotion is held in conjunction with this festival to help locals showcase the beautiful and fine art of crafting they possess. The venue this year is at Lintasan Deasoka, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Many ethnic groups in Sabah are involved in this event by setting up exhibitions, sales and demonstrations regarding the mastery of crafting. The promotion also aims to highlight the importance of unity and community through educational and commercial activities held such as exhibitions as well as interactive craft and art events where participation from the public is encouraged.
Event: Craft Promotion in conjunction with the Kaamatan Celebration
Venue: Lintasan Deasoka, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Date: 22 May – 2 June 2014
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