" On their backs the (Balow) men and women carry a neat mat basket suspended round the forehead, and when it rains a mat covers the head and the basket, and throws off the rain from their persons." (Sir Jas. Brooke,
Mundy i. 237.)
Head Dresses. The Tringus head-dress has already been described. Among the Si Panjangs "the Mian or female doctors or prophetesses wear a strange cover to the burang, or bead head covering. It is of wood, circular, made to fit e toP of the burang, and prettily ornamented (mlaid) with tin. A short stick covered with the feathers of the enchalang or horn-bill is stuck in the centre and gives the whole a very curious effect. I have seen this covering to the head-piece in no other tribe." (Denison, ch- v- P. 56.) The Serin Dyaks also wear the conical head-dress of the Tringus. (ibid, ch. xiii. P- 78.) Mr. Wallace notes the conical hat.
P- 107.) "The Lanchang men and women Wear a krge round hat (see p. 63), fitting tight j*ound the head by a band on which is raised e flat cover about two feet and more in diameter." (Denison, ch. viii. p. 84.) " Some WOre a small cap of red cloth, ornamented pearls, shells, and brass leaflets and with * long feather of the beautiful argus bird. hers had a piece of bast tied round their ads like a bandage, the ends of which were ^ayed out and looked like cocked-up feathers.
man so got up looked very funny : abovea J decoration, belowanakedness ! " (Pfeiffer, ^ 8.) Sir Hugh Low (pp. 179, 240) and x r- Grant (p. 17) also refer to the bark headless dyed yellow.8 "Some of the Ballau Ung men wear head-dresses composed of the
J^lx)their enemies' dyed red#" (HorsburSh
^e Semproh, Sebongoh, and other rjv^es on the southern branch of the Sarawak rA are fond of ornaments of opaque and y small beads which are worked into very
red Bock noticed it among theTanjoeng (p. 131) dyed
' blue, or yellow.
Dyak Conical Cap.
with black Stripe. Diam., 7a height, axui. (Brit. Mus.)with black Stripe. Diam., 7a height, axui. (Brit. Mus.)