H. Ling Roth.aNatives of Sarawak and Brit. 2V. Borneo.
" Among the Muruts the bark is peeled off a tree in broad strips and is very united and flexible ; it is then hammered all over with a heavy wooden instrument, which has a flat surface on one side cut in deep cross lines like a file ; this breaks up the harder tissues of the bark and reduces it to a very pliant, though by no means united, texture. The bark being full of rents and
Dyak Woven Blanket.
The warp threads on the right dyed light green and red before putting on the loom. The cloth itself is dyed a dark brick red. To prevent the edges fraying a double chain stitch in alternate green and white thread is run along the bottom. The whole blanket is made by sewing on to it a similar piece of cloth with same pattern, but left handed, giving a total width of about 35m. ; length, 6ft. 6in.
(Leggatt Coll.)(Leggatt Coll.)