Anniketyni Madian - Introduction
Thoughts & ideas behind many of Anniketyni’s sculptures are taken from drawings & the Pua Kumbu textiles of native Sarawak. Incorporating traditional designs & patterns with her own modern interpretation, Anniketyni’s sculptures take on a life of their own.
Deep within Anniketyni’s heritage, the Pua Kumbu textiles of the native Sarawak, woven by Dayak woman are incorporated in many lifecycles rituals and special events including child birth, coming of age ceremonies all the way to burials. By weaving Pau Kumbu it represents a deeply spiritual & socio-religious undertaking. It’s considered a sacred activity mandatory for all Iban women & establishes womanhood & value in a society that links spirituality into all aspects of daily life.
By using Pua Kumbu designs as a starting point in many of her sculptures, a strong Sarawakian flavour shines through Anniketyni’s works.