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THE ROLE OF COLOR IN

MALAYSIAN CULTURE

MALAY CHINESE INDIAN

Death color Death Color Purity Color

- tie the - all the - widow of


white color mirror are Indian has
of cloth at covered in to wear the
velvet cap white white color
color of before
cloth remarried
WHITE Universal

- presents
Serenity
- In hospital
White color
represented
cleanliness
- show a
formal
situation

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MALAY CHINESE INDIAN

- represents - sadness - sadness


beautiful and give
and freedom up color

Universal
BLUE
- related to
emotion

- serenity

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- brave - death - cruel


- strength - brave color
BLACK - Black
means
rebel to
the
religion

- Presents - very - very


RED bloodshed popular and ‘favor’
of people formal color
(among
tribe) - prosperous
- brave
- rich
Universal

- danger

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YELLOW - reveal the - wealth - religious


‘friendship’ color
- royal color - favorite color
- cultural of their God.
and - They bring
beliefs: ‘kavadi’ and
‘talisman’ have to take
their bath
Universal with yellow
water
- negative
impression
- related to
Islam

GREEN - beautiful
of the
nature

Universal
- green
house,
green light

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