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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Long House : Jars and Gongs


Jars or Tajaus are very priced items the the longhouse people owned. Tajaus are named according to their sizes ,designs or of what type of material that they are made of.


Tajaus are used for storage of various things. Rice being the most common one, though some might store or make tuak in tajau.


These are the iban gongs and they are made from metal. Gongs are mainly used for creating music.


A display of Tajaus and Gongs.


This is a very rare tajau.

2 comments:

Airbrush said...

wow!! so amazing tajaus, it seem old aged and still remains kept. it's cool if u can zooming in little bit so we can see the motif or design . 'nyway luv most of your pics. posting..keep it up and stay in touch.

sao said...

Very interesting focus of your work.

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