The tattooed man is the perfect and sacred man

Tattooing is a major cultural aspect among the Dayak. Till today, many sport traditional designs beside contemporary ones, both men and women. It was not so back in the old days. The Dayak believe that everything has a spiritual aspect, interconnected with each other. Man, bird, trees, all are different yet connected to one another… Continue reading The tattooed man is the perfect and sacred man

Tokong: The first headhunter of Borneo (?)

Although it seemed that the Chebup were peaceful people when they were driven out of Usun Apau, legend has it that they were the ones who started the practice of headhunting. Of course, this is another oral history passed down. Tokong is claimed as ancestor by the Chebups and by the Punans. The Chebups attribute… Continue reading Tokong: The first headhunter of Borneo (?)