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Tourist art version of pua

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Shown elsewhere in the gallery are fine old pua textiles from the handlooms of Iban expert weavers and dyers. Shown here, by contrast, is an “airport art” version of a pua, sold today in trinket shops in the city of Kuching, Sarawak, and in that city’s international airport. Some of this type of textile is woven in factories.