444 so THROUGH CENTRAL BORNEO
at zenith, it is also considered favourable for half the distance from the middle rod toward 3 and toward 5. If paddi is planted in the second month the crop will be injured; if in the fifth month, the plant will be damaged.
Formerly heavy spears made of ironwood were employed not only as weapons, but for agricultural purposes
as well, both when making the holes into which the seed grains are dropped and as material in erecting the astronomical device. Each of the seven rods is called ton-dang, as is the pointed stick with which at present the ground is prepared for planting paddi.
With the Kenyahs and many other tribes it is the custom to give boiled rice that has stood overnight to
indication by the togallan OF the favorable time for planting rice.indication by the togallan OF the favorable time for planting rice.