The Disposal of the Dead.
roof-tree 26 feet. The floor of the chamber is 18 feet above the ground, and the chamber itself is 13 x 12 feet. This salong differs from other salongs in
having, besides, a centre above the floor but not it is, in fact, a klirieng hollow towards the top, side. I shifted the yellow it, and saw the jar, a and the walling were the
Model Kayan Coffin (Brooke Low Coll.)
post of 7 feet girth rising reaching up to the roof ; within a salong, being but with aperture on one curtain which hung over valuable one ; between it personal effects and baskets and weapons. The pillar
funeral giftsamats, outside was furnished with handles, upon which hung boys' nose flutes and
lutes. There were four coffins in the chamber, and the dbris of others littered the floor. There were paddles and shields up against the walling. The roof is formed of bilian planks, and cannot be prised open. It is 27 feet long at its greatest length. The chamber is provided with a door at one end, and is fastened from the inside, carved upon the posts, with cups for eyes
Model of Skapan Klirieng, or double pillar, carved and capped with stone slab covering the mortuary chamber in the hollow top.
(Brooke Low Coll.)
Model of Kayan Salong, or Burial Chamber of Ironwood.
(Brooke Low Coll.)
Faces of hideous demons are On the ridge of the roof is an enormous wooden dragon, and the rafters (five on each side) all end in a carved
monster called A so, defying description. The bodies of slaves and faithful followers were placed upon scaffolds under the floor and m between the posts side by side with the war
P* boat of the chief. In front of the mausoleum
j [ is a pointed stake, 16 feet above ground,
' upon which human heads were stuck and
prisoners impaled. Another salong is not so well preserved, but is larger and more massive. The chamber is 14 X 13 feet, the posts are 12 in number, three deep, but four in a row. The eight outside posts are 22 feet above the ground, and the two end ones 26 feet ; the centre ones do not pierce the floor. It was formerly the practice to drive the principal post into the earth through the body of a living captive or slave, a custom still in force in some parts. A Kajaman double klirieng, the best in all Baloi, has the
Model of Ot Danom Tomb Kariring for preserving bones of the dead. (From Dutch Borneo. Leiden Mus.)Model of Ot Danom Tomb Kariring for preserving bones of the dead. (From Dutch Borneo. Leiden Mus.)