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Folk-Lore in Borneo: A Sketch

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This booklet, first published in 1899, begins with a description of the way of life of the peoples of Sarawak in the 19th century — their houses, social structure, and their beliefs in the spirits. Creation myths of the Kayans and the Dayaks, a legend on the origin of the tradition of head-hunting, stories of visits to regions below the earth and above the earth; all are told. One of the stories of a visit to a land above the earth recounts how Si Kira gave the Dayaks three types of rice, but the author laments that he also gave them their omen-birds; the sighting of any of these birds can cause any project — even vital chores such as the planting of rice — to be postponed. Superstitions regarding names — ceremonies for the naming of a child, taboos on uttering one's own name, the changing of the name of a sick person — are also described.
Folk-Lore in Borneo: A Sketch
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West MalaysiaFirst 0.50 kg8.00
Extra 0.25 kg2.00
SarawakFirst 0.50 kg10.00
Extra 0.25 kg2.00
SabahFirst 0.50 kg11.00
Extra 0.25 kg2.00

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