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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:06 pm 
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Dear Pamela,

For all the members who are found of Iban Textile and dayak culture from Borneo, I would like to give some information regarding on line documentation:

The Cornell University Library Southeast Asia visions web site has a great number of scanned old books. As we say in French “c’est une mine!” and a wonderful one! Easy to find with Google.
Concerning Borneo, for instance, you can find there the two “basic” and historical publications:

The pagan tribes of Borneo; a description of their physical, moral and intellectual condition, with some discussion of their ethnic relations, vol.1 & vol ;2 by Hose, Charles (1912)

The natives of Sarawak and British North Borneo; based chiefly on the mss. of the late Hugh Brooke Low, Sarawak government service, vol.1 & vol.2 by Roth, H. Ling (Henry Ling) (1896)

I also would like to quote a very cleaver and interesting essay on a subject too rarely studied: male loincloth. It is by Otto Steinmayer (Universiti Malaya) on his own web site :
"The loincloth of Borneo." Sarawak Museum Journal, vol. xlii, no. 63 (new series), Dec. 1991, pp. 43-59, ills.
www.ikanlundu.com/literary/borneo_loincloth [see corrected link in a post by Pamela below]

Best regards
Gérard


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:10 am 
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Gerard-
Many thanks for this valuable information! I found the Cornell site and here is the link: http://dlxs.library.cornell.edu/s/sea/. However, the link on Otto Steinmayer's site doesn't seem to be working. I did find, tho, an interesting review of a newly-reissued book by the grandfather of forum member Bill Hornaday(!).

Merci beaucoup,

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:11 pm 
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I was particularly interested in the loincloth reference as I have a small collection of loincloths from S E Asia although, so far, none from Borneo and was keen to read the article. I therefore contacted Dr Otto Steinmayer and he came straight back to me:
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Thank you for your e-mail. Arrghh! I just checked my site, and the links have gotten screwed up I don't know how. Computers do funny things on their own, I have learned by experience.

Go to http://www.ikanlundu.com/literary/borneo_loincloth.html and I sincerely hope you will be able to see my loincloth page.
The link currently works. I am just printing it off to read at my leisure but I see that there are some excellent photos in the article.

Thanks Gerard for drawing our attention to the site and article.

best wishes,

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