SHS Web Conf.
Volume 45, 20187th International Conference on Local Knowledge (ICLK 2017)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Arts & Crafts|
|Published online||12 June 2018|
Benefits and Aura of Rubies and its Local Intelligence among the Malays Community
School of Housing, Building & Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia
2 School of Housing, Building & Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia
3 School of Housing, Building & Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia
4 School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Rubies are associated with aura and nutrients. Many scientifically researches have been carried out for examining the rubies as materials, however, the little-existed literature on beliefs and usefulness of rubies, especially Malay community who have used Rubies for many decades. Therefore, this paper is to critically review the benefits and aura of rubies from Malay local intelligence. This paper found that the Malay community is knowledgeable on the benefits of rubies. Characteristics that exist in the stone itself have been identified that this gem is a class of its own. The beliefs that Malay community has on rubies can be associated with local knowledge that exists about the gem are also discussed
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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