ugly, and decorated with a few strings of the same beads, from slightly below the shoulder to the knuckles in long, straight, blue lines, which give them the appearance of wearing long mittens. This completes the costume of a Murut woman, with the exception of a curious red jacket that is worn on special occasions only. She is often very dirty, and at times, like her male companions, covered with that horrible skin-disease known as " kurrup," to which few natives seem to object in the least.
The house was divided down the centre by a passage with a door at each end. On the one side was the public apartment, stretching from end to end, on which several mud hearths were constructed; on the other the whole length was boarded up to the height of about ten feet, and divided into a number of small cubicles, each with its own doorway, these spaces being the private apartments of the families. Along this partition, above the doorways, ran two parallel bamboo poles about a foot apart : between these were placed at intervals over fifty human skulls, the pride and glory of Si'Lalang. The skulls were for the most part old and black; a few were tied up with rattans to prevent them falling to pieces, so they were probably collected by Si'Lalang's forefathers : the newest addition had only occupied its place a few months, probably after the house wras built, as it is the custom of most head-hunting tribes to celebrate the building of a house, or rather, I should say, to offer a peace-offering to their
Their arms are tattooed
spirit-world to insure freedom from illness and good fortune whilst they dwell there, by the acquisition of a fresh head. Many of the heads were ornamented with a boar's tusk, which was stuck in the nose, the curve pointing upwards. At one end of this ghastly row was aspirit-world to insure freedom from illness and good fortune whilst they dwell there, by the acquisition of a fresh head. Many of the heads were ornamented with a boar's tusk, which was stuck in the nose, the curve pointing upwards. At one end of this ghastly row was a