HOUSES OF THE DYAKS. 71
fend themselves from the spears of their enemies.
DYAK BLOWING SCJMPITAN.
When I send you Papaa s journal of his trip up the Rejang river, you will there find more minute descriptions of the costumes of the Dyaks. They do not live in cottages, or separate houses, but as many as fifty or a hundred families in one house, or rather barrack. These houses are built on long poles, with a very deep verandah in front, on which all the business of the day is transacteda the cooking, mat and basket making,