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Terengganu Embracing Yarn Bombing

Last update: 06/02/2018
 

Among the yarn bombing art by YarnBombingMY Foto Bernama
By Zalina Maizan Ngah and Wan Zuratikahifah Wan Zulkiflu

KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama) -- You can't miss the brightly-coloured yarn-covered trees along the Paya Bunga Square (PB Square) and Kuala Terengganu Walk these days.

Terengganu is the first Malaysian state to embrace yarn bombing, a street art that has been something of a global phenomenon in the past decade.

In Malaysia, the street art community of YarnBombingMY pioneered by four youngsters Qushairi Mohamed Razali, Mohd Hafizulhilmi Mohd Sidek, Mohd Fahmi Mohd Sidek and Nia Atasha Rosli have been instrumental in introducing this art form to the local scene.

Initially this art form was not well received by the local authorities. It took more than several tries to find a state that would allow colourful crocheted art to invade their streets. An attempt in Perak resulted in the yarn bombing of only two trees. Many other local authorities simply could not digest the concept.

YARN BOMBING A NOVEL ART

Yarn bombing is a type of street art that has been gaining a place in pop culture. Knitters wrap otherwise cold, sterile or unsightly parts of public spaces with colourful knitted or crocheted yarn, brightening up an environment and sometimes even relaying an amusing message.....

 
 
 

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