Kuala Lumpur: The Orang Alsi Crafts Museum in Kuala Lumpur is dedicated to the indigenous people of Malaysia known as the (Orang Asli) and their immense contributions to the nation's history.

The Museum focuses on the lives of those indigenous people and their outstanding artisanship.

A boat, fishing traps and weapons used in fishing trips

Through their handicrafts, the Orang Asli documented their history, religion, and traditions so that future generations were able to identify with their heritage.

Miniatures of dolls used in witchcraft and spiritual healing

The museum houses statues, ritualistic masks, miniatures, musical tools, artifacts and clothes all pertaining to the Orang Asli people.

Masks crafted to resemble people and animals according to spiritual legends

The Orang Asli are the oldest people who populated the Malay Archipelago between 2500 and 1500 BC. Nowadays, 18 minor tribes separated under three main groups the Negrito, the Senai and the Proto Malay; represent descendants of the Oragn Asli.

Primitive objects used by indigenous people to craft statues and masks

They are estimated to be around 179,000 in number representing 0.6 percent of the population.

Statues attract visitors' attention at Orang Asli Crafts Museum