Hand-weaving is a traditional Malaysian craft commonly practiced in the traditional homes of women-weavers in the villages located on the East Coast of Malaysia. The Mengkuang leaves from the Pandanus plant are grown in the gardens of local village women. The leaves are harvested and processed by hand, a long laborious process of cutting, drying, soaking, dyeing and softening before they are ready to be woven. The intricacy and skill of the these women-weavers helps to this Malaysian craftsmanship tradition alive.