ioo H. Ling Roth.aNatives of Sarawak and Brit. N. Borneo.
again with the acrid sap of a forest tree. The designs employed are not numerous, although four are in common use. The practice is simple, but requires practice like most things. The design is first carved on wood in
Kayan Tatu Pricker (3 points). (Brooke Low Coll.)
Kyan Woman's Tatu Case, Bunga nulang. (Brooke Low Coll.)
Brass Tatu Needles.
The lower one has the point tied round with thread to regulate the depth of penetration. S.E. Borneo. (Leiden Mus.)
Tatu Powder Dish of Bambu. J real size. S.E. Borneo. (Leiden Mus.)
Tatu Mallet. S.E. Borneo. (Leiden Mus.)
Tatu Soot Holder.- S.E. Borneo. (Leiden Mus.)
relievo ; it is then smeared with the sooty preparation and printed on the skin. The figure is then punctured in outline with a set of needles dipped in the ink (for such it is), and afterwards filled up in detail. More ink is poured on to the skin and allowed to dry into it. Rice is smeared over the inflamed surface to keep it cool ; if this is not done, it is apt to gather and fester. The limb operated upon must be kept free from wet, and must not be scratched however much it may itch. The operator of course requires to be remunerated, but as he is not a professional he is satisfied with a moderate guerdon. Among the Lugats there was a certain Aman Jerin who was partially but beautifully tatooed in patterns of a bright blue tint." (Brooke Low.)
" The Kanowit, Bakatan, Lugat, Tanyong, Tatau, Balinian are all more or less tatooed, both male and female. . . . The Bakatan and Lugat are most elaborately tatooed from head to foot." (Burns, Jour. Ind. Arch, i*1-p. 141.)
" The Kyan men and some of the women," according to Bishop McDougall, " are tattooed in the most complicated and grotesque patterns." The Kyan men and some of the women," according to Bishop McDougall, " are tattooed in the most complicated and grotesque patterns.