Practices Workshops

MasterCraft: Ketupat Weaving with Anita Tompang

by Anita Tompang
21 - 22, 29 May • 11:00am • National Museum of Singapore

Celebrate Hari Raya with us and learn the intricate skill of ketupat weaving from our practitioner!


MasterCraft: Ketupat Weaving
Dates & Time: 
Sat, 21 May | 11am to 12:30pm
Sun, 22 May | 11am to 12:30pm
Sun, 29 May | 11am to 12:30pm

Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Fee: $10 per pax

The ketupat holds a significant role in the popular dishes during Hari Raya Aidilfitri, but did you know that they come in various shapes and sizes? The method of weaving the ketupat may be similar, but the difference lies in the complexity of each weave, particularly the kepala (head) and ekor (tail).

In this workshop, learn more about the history of ketupat and its different versions from around the world – both traditional and modern. Put into practice what you learn in a fun hands-on activity and learn to weave your very own ketupat!

Anita Tompang

Anita Tompang started learning the skills of ketupat weaving at the age of 9, and now has nearly 50 years of experience with it. Although ketupat weaving has become a less common activity, she has persisted in her own efforts to keep this craft alive in Singapore, including teaching and involving her own children in ketupat weaving.

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