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feathers. The gagong is worn more for its warlike appearance than for any real protection it affords the wearer. It may possibly divert a wooden javelin, but it is no defence against the thrust of a spear. The Kinahs wear the mandibles of the Bucerotidae (hornbills) in pairs on the breast of their war-jackets of skin, to record the number of persons they have killed with their own handsaone pair for each person killed. See pp. 103-105.
The klambi taiah is the baju tilam of the Malays, and is a padded or quilted cotton jacket, for the most part sleeveless and collarless. The striped variety is the one most in request. It is thick enough to be able to protect the body from the blow of a wooden javelin, but it is useless against a spear." (Brooke Low.)
One end narrower than the other. Handle at back, cut out of the solid pale-coloured wood. Angular front carved with a cross, which with the ends and border is painted dark crimson and coated with tinfoil. The interspaces are painted yellow; they are coloured with indigo and dark crimson and also partially coated with tinfoil. Length, 23m. ; width, 8Jin.
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