Dress in Detail.
shave their heads like the Chinese, leaving a patch at the back and two small
tufts at the ears." (Diary, 8 April.)
" The Muruts on the Limbang river, like those seen near the coast, often wear their hair tied in a knot behind, and keep it in its place by a great pin, fashioned something like a spear-head both in size as well as in appearance which is made, according to the means of the wearer, either of brass or ot
hamboo." (St. John ii. 90.) .
Their hair A is often very gracefully wreathed up with a string of red or amber-coloured beads, sometimes with a strip of the pale yellow nipa leat in its Young state, and the colour contrast is then very effective." (Burbidge, p. 15b.)
The Sin Dyaks wore " a head-cloth of common blue calico, fastened on by a plaited rattan, which was passed Aver the top of the head-cloth and under the chin." (Hatton, Diary, 18 Mar.) And the Dusuns of Toadilah wear "a black piece of cloth round the head, kept on by a band of red rattans." (ibid, 31 Mar.)
Mr. Witti met some Dusuns who had "sou'-wester" hats "consisting of deer 0r bear skin, the hair outside." (Diary, Mar.)
Describing the Saghai Dyaks on the S- E. coast of Borneo, Mr. Marryat (P- 79) says they " are dressed in tigers' skins and rich cloth, with splendid headdresses made out of monkeys' skins and the feathers of the Argus pheasant."
" The heavy metal earrings are, I believe, made in moulds, and many are beaten out with hammers : each tnbe of the many scores in Sarawak J^ar different earrings. . * . What few metals the Dyaks possess of gold are bAught from Malays and Chinese." R. O. Maxwell.) " " The grunjong of the Sea Dyaks is wArn in the rim of the ear, which is Pureed along its entire length to receive the numerous rings of which it is com-
PAsed, and it looks uncommonly pretty ^
0n the person; but when it is discon- Sea Dyak Pair of Earrings (back and front), tjed for a time,A it often is, from S^Sfi
^loice or by necessity, as in mourning brass pendants attached at intervals in front.
for instance, and the holes are plugged (Edinboro' Mus.)
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