Friday, 5 April 2013


Belindan is the grave frame. In the old days, people used wooden belindan for Muslim graves. Some belindan are plain and simple while others are ornately carved. The ornately carved belindan are from Kancanaburi in Thailand. The ornately carved wooden belindan have given way to the less ornate concrete belindan but the overall design has remained. The ornate belindan is used for the graves of nobility and Muslim scholars.

Ornate wooden Kancanaburi belindan for Muslim graves.
Photo from Muzium Islam Kelantan, 30 March 2013.