Iban Longhouse

Kuala Lumpur Sabah Sarawak

Mulu Kuching Iban Longhouse Nanga Sumpa

Photos of an

Iban Longhouse
Sarawak, Malaysia

in 1979


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people of the longhouse


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welcome dance


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old warrior with tattoos

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As they are today (1998)
the heads of the victims and the tattoos are mostly gone


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(no longer any tattoos)


family structure and responsibilities


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private quarters of the chief


the kitchen


an Iban


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the common area


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work in common area


child care and family gatherings


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use of outside area


drying grain

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stag horn fern growing wild

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