Through Central Borneo An Account Of Two Years' Travel In The Land Of The Head-Hunters Between The Years 1913 And 1917 By Carl Lumholtz




























































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Food Is Brought There, And While The Door Is Left Open The Newly Wedded Eat Meat And A Stew Of Nangka Seasoned With Red Pepper And Salt, The Guests Eating At The Same Time.

After the meal the bridegroom gives everybody tuak, and people go home the same evening unless they become drunk, which often happens. The young married couple remain one year with the bride's parents.

CHAPTER XXXII

AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS - FACTS ABOUT ULU-OTS, THE WILD MEN OF BORNEO - TAKING LEAVE OF THE INTERESTING DUHOI - A VISIT TO THE UPPER KATINGANS - DANCING - FRIENDLY NATIVES - DOWN THE KATINGAN RIVER

When about to make a new ladang one fowl is sacrificed in the morning and the blood, with the usual addition of rice, is thrown up in the air by the husband or wife as a present to antoh, the meat being reserved for home consumption. On arrival at the selected place they carry the sharpening stone some distance into the utan where a portion of the same mixture is applied to it. A few weeks are devoted to cutting down the jungle, and then about a month must pass before the felled trees, bushes, and vines are dry enough to burn.

On the day chosen for burning the wood a winnowing tray, on which the outline of a human form has been crudely drawn with charcoal, is hung in the house. The picture represents a good antoh named Putjong and he is solicited to make the wind blow. When starting the fire every one yells "hoi," thereby calling the winds.

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