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Latif Maulan - An artist on a voyage of self discovery By Gerry Long

Latif Maulan - An artist on a voyage of self discovery  By Gerry Long B orn in 1974 in the state of Pahang, Malaysia, in the quiet village of Lebu, Latif's early childhood was spent with his family in their bamboo house near a small river. Those early years invoked in him a great love of nature, particularly the Jungle and river where he spent so many happy hours with his family and friends. It was with the help of two of his sisters that he initially commenced to draw, and not surprisingly his  first drawings reflected his love of the landscape that surrounded him. He started Primary school in 1981 studying at Skolah Menengah Kebangsaan, Lebu and then continued his education at Skolah Menengah Kebangsaan, Bentong.  Although initially in the Science stream, his keen interest in art soon prompted him to transfer to the Art stream. He finished high school in 1991, but due to financial constraints, had to forgo further studies at university level. Then followed a somewh

Keris Tajong / HILT

Keris Tajong / HILT
Medium: Charcaol On Plywood
Size: 121.92 cm x 121.92 cm

Kelantan late 20thc., kenaung
The sharply uptilted nose, the eye ornamentation and the strong lines of the jaw and crwon combine to convey an aggresive quality i this highly ornamented hilt. The cup supporting the base of the hilt, called a Pendokok, is made of silver, ornamented with Pucuk Rebung (bamboo shoot) and telur ikan (fish egg) motifs,


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