Iban oral literature (Rituals)

I will attempt to describe some of the Ibans oral literature applied for various rituals and ceremonies. Some are still practised today, while most are forgotten or became redundant as head hunting became a thing of the past. 1. Timang: is a form of ritual chant or invocation, a complex and elaborate Iban oral literature… Continue reading Iban oral literature (Rituals)

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