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Thursday, 11 July 2013

And the Winner for this Year's Borneo Hornbill Festival Iban Category is.........





And the winner is Ms. Shirley Jimeli of Samarahan wearing an Ulu Rajang Ngepan....

Now that Borneo Hornbill Festival has come up with 5 winners, wonder what costume to be featured next year...

If you were to see here 3 out of 5 ngepan Iban are those which are from different tribes. This shows how unique the event is. Like what I said in my previous post that Borneo Hornbill Festival has a different objective which is to showcase the myriads of ngepan Iban that can be found in Sarawak and NOT to find what Kumang should wearMy related post

Can't wait to see what's next and ofcourse the drama for next year if you get what I mean...

See you Next Year...in BHF 2014...start your research now :)


8 comments:

dellyne said...

Tiap taun Kumang Iban (Ngepan) nyadi isu panas nih hehehe..

Veeky Leonora said...

Auk...nti panas...maknanya ya glamer...

Anonymous said...

I think you hvae covered enough on ngepan indu Iban.

How about writing up about ngepan lelaki Iban? Any variations according to places or is it standard?

How about writing about other areas of woman skills like the various pua kumbu and kain kebat with many "fruits" for which Saribas is known to have master weavers, and the various types of tikai including "tikai ayam bebuah"?

What I know there many types of mats like the normal mat anyam dua tauka tiga, tikai bemban anyam bebuah, tikai lampit (sewn rattan), tikai peradani, tikai bidai, idas,, perampam, kajang?

Anyam bukai baka raga, capan, tubang, sintong, selabit, lanji, baka. These items appear not recorded yet. '

I see in modern time now along Miri-Bintulu road, new nylon or plastic leaves are used for beranyam which make the products look very neat and colourful i.e. "manah empa jari". And sure can be up for sales as handicraft.

Anonymous said...

Even to my surprise recently when discussing about the various types of gawai Iban, there are several types of senupat for miring like the normal senupat, senupat kumang 9 leka bejantil, enggau ti bukai ti enda ditemu nama.

Anonymous said...

Iban ladies can be glamourous due to their skills as finally confoirmed by their adat tebalu (widow fee) according to their ranking as follows:

14. If the deceased was the wife of a great war leader (bini orang tau serang) and, at the same time she was an outstanding weaver () of the finest quality of blankets (pua kumbu), the fee in her honour is sapuloh igi jabir, $10.00. If she is not a weaver, her tebalu fee is sambi­lan igi jabir, $9.00.

15. If the deceased was extraordinarily clever at weaving blankets (pua kumbu) and is known as , the tebalu fee in her honour is sambilan igi jabir, $9.00.

16. If the deceased was a good hostess to visitors (), the tebalu fee in her honour is sambilan igi jabir, $9.00.

17. If the deceased was diligent in preparing food for visitors who came to her family bilek, (), her tebalu fee is from lapan to sambilan igi jabir, $8.00 to $9.00, respectively.

18. If the deceased was always alert in looking for vegetables for those who visit her family (), her tebalu fee is from tujoh to lapan igi jabir, $7.00 to $8.00.

19. All deceased women of aristocratic families are honored with a tebalu fee of not less than tujoh igi jabir, $7.00.

20. The tebalu fee for a woman of low status shall not exceed enam igi jabir, $6.00.

Source: http://gnmawar.wordpress.com/adat-iban/part-1-iban-adat-law-and-custom/

Anonymous said...

Sorry, the ranking of Iban ladies missing above as I tried to bolden the words but reposted below:

14. If the deceased was the wife of a great war leader (bini orang tau serang) and, at the same time she was an outstanding weaver (indu takar, indu gear) of the finest quality of blankets (pua kumbu), the fee in her honour is sapuloh igi jabir, $10.00. If she is not a weaver, her tebalu fee is sambi­lan igi jabir, $9.00.

15. If the deceased was extraordinarily clever at weaving blankets (pua kumbu) and is known as indu sikat, indu kebat, the tebalu fee in her honour is sambilan igi jabir, $9.00.

16. If the deceased was a good hostess to visitors (indu temuai, indu lawai), the tebalu fee in her honour is sambilan igi jabir, $9.00.

17. If the deceased was diligent in preparing food for visitors who came to her family bilek, (indu asi, indu ai), her tebalu fee is from lapan to sambilan igi jabir, $8.00 to $9.00, respectively.

18. If the deceased was always alert in looking for vegetables for those who visit her family (indu tubu, indu paku), her tebalu fee is from tujoh to lapan igi jabir, $7.00 to $8.00.

19. All deceased women of aristocratic families are honored with a tebalu fee of not less than tujoh igi jabir, $7.00.

20. The tebalu fee for a woman of low status shall not exceed enam igi jabir, $6.00.

Source: http://gnmawar.wordpress.com/adat-iban/part-1-iban-adat-law-and-custom/

Anonymous said...

Kayau Indu and the Iban’s women social status (Ranking)
Posted on July 27, 2011 | Leave a comment

We’d all known that the Headhunter bravery (head count) and the numbers of tattoos (design) place them in a higher rank of their society.

But, do you know how to determine the social status of Iban’s women? – A Head Hunter for man, and a Weaver for woman. Great combination isn’t it? Indeed!

Iban weaver’s competence and skills place her in her community. I will explain and elaborate the meaning behind the title of Iban’s women according to their rank in the community.

1. Indu Takar Indu Nyar
A competent women, and a women who know how to mix and to use the vegetable dyes successfully – For Pua Kumbu.
The whole dye-process is called ‘KAYAU INDU’ or Warpath Of The Women; thereby stressing the important that weaving and dyeing is for women in the Iban Society – Just as Headhunting is for men!
Only those who ranked Indu Takar Indu Nyar will involve in the process of ‘Nyangkah Antu Pala’ ritual – Welcoming home the Headhunter’s

2. Indu Nengkebang Indu Muntang
A women who produce her own design (Many believes that the idea of the design came from the God/Spirit who spoke to them through dream – Kenyap/Mimpi)
She has tattoos on her fingers and wear a porcupine quil with cotton strand.
For the omen design of pua kumbu which portray a design of ghost/spirit (Antu Gerasi) for example can only started by these group of lady, before the rest complete them. This is done as a precaution to overcome the bad luck (Alah Bulu).

3. Indu Sekat Indu Bebat
A skillful weaver, but they’re not producing their own design, and not allowed to weave certain omen design as I mention above.

4. Indu Temuai Indu Lawai
Some called them Indu Asi Indu Ai – a good hostess homemaker.

5. Indu Paku Indu Tubu
An ordinary housewife

The women who falls into the top 3 categories and her status is accordance to her in the “Adat Mati” or obituary according to the “Adat Tusun Tunggu”. The “Adat Tebalu” given to the husband of a weaver is also higher than that given to the husbans of an ordinary Iban women.

Source: http://veekyleonora.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2013-01-01T00:00:00%2B08:00&updated-max=2014-01-01T00:00:00%2B08:00&max-results=9

Veeky Leonora said...

Dear Anonymous,

I would love to explore beyond ngepan Indu Iban..however my knowledge is not well equipped yet to blog about ngepan laki...you said I have covered enough on ngepan Indu? I don't think so..there is still much to explore...I'll write whatever I feel I want to write.

Thank you for your comment though...but how about you start to blog about ngepan laki..

Thanks again.