Tikar Mengkuang is a traditional handwoven mat made from mengkuang leaves, a tropical plant found in Southeast Asia. It is commonly produced in Malaysia, particularly in the states of Terengganu, Kelantan, and Pahang.
Tikar Mengkuang is used as a floor mat or seating mat for traditional events and ceremonies such as weddings and cultural performances. It is also popular as a souvenir and decorative item due to its intricate patterns and unique texture.
Making Tikar Mengkuang is a labour-intensive process that requires skill and patience. The mengkuang leaves are harvested, dried, split into thin strips, and then woven into intricate patterns using traditional weaving techniques.
Tikar Mengkuang is a valuable traditional handicraft that is enjoyed by people all over the world. It is a reminder of the rich culture and history of Southeast Asia.