A Penan family carry their supplies in traditional backpacks across the Ubong River in Borneo. Penan have used their weaving skills to create fashionable handbags. Photo: Alamy

Blowpipes for handbags: Malaysia tribe driven from forest weave handicrafts to pay for food and children’s education

Indigenous Penan communities in Malaysian Borneo are building a life for their youth by using the traditional weaving techniques they are known for to sell a variety of goods through local charity Helping Hands Penan

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A Penan family carry their supplies in traditional backpacks across the Ubong River in Borneo. Penan have used their weaving skills to create fashionable handbags. Photo: Alamy
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