Labung Lemambang

LABUNG LEMAMBANG ditenun Chak Lut ngena chara Karap Iban.

For my English speaking friends, here is the meaning of the Iban words used in my caption.

Labung — a long piece of cloth wrapped round the head of a man used to cover the top of the head and the hair. Syn: kain sengkabung pala, kuling.

Lemambang — bardic-priests, persons, both men and women, skilled in changing invocatory chants, in making blessings, praying, in performing dirges, welcoming trophy heads, etc. They are the masters of myth and words of power, poets or bards.

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