ioo H. Ling Roth.aNatives of Sarawak and Brit. N. Borneo.
Among the Tinagas Dusuns (Mamaguns) Mr. Witti noticed "the splendid heads of hair among the male population. Their hair is mostly three feet long and is worn tied up in a knot behind when at work or on the tramp, but when at ease it is loosened. It is a curious sight to see a number of men combing each other's hair and forming a chain in doing so. But their hair is by no means so thick as to support the theory of an improvement of the Dusun race by a mixture of Chinese blood." (Diary, 24 May.) Speaking of the same people, he says: " No vanity whatever about the girls ; they are smutty-faced and toozle-headed. We yesterday passed a number of rustic damsels whose hair was quite carroty from neglect." (Diary, 29 Nov.)
Sir Sp. St. John mentions that among some Ida'an he met with "the young girls had the front of the head shaved, after the manner of the Chinese." (i. 249.) At Niasame, writing likewise of the Dusuns, Mr. Hatton says: "They
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