Sabah Traditional Costumes

The name ”The Land Below The Wind” not only reflects the geographical location of the state of Sabah, but also its richness in culture, tradition, history and the vast green terrain.

Sabah with an area of 73,620 sq.km. comprises more than 23 ethnic groups, each with its own rich culture and traditional costumes. Their traditional costumes show skillful needle-stitch work  and creativity, with beaded embroideries, sequins and other  ornaments such as the “sarempak” on the head, “mandapun” on the neck, “keku” at the finger nails, heavy belts and also the “selendang” (sash).

The skills in decorating their clothes to look attractive and smart make the collection of Sabah’s traditional costumes very  unique.