|Kumang Iban Borneo Hornbill Festival 2011(Ms Veeky )|
Photo courtesy from kauluanexpress.com
i would like to talk about her Ngepan (Iban Costume).She is the 1st ever Iban Maiden in modern days wearing this "antique costume "or Rare Iban Costume "or Aunthentic Iban Saribas Costume in Kumang Pageant since Kumang Pageant was introduced in 1966 when Datin Senorita Linang was the first modern Kumang Gawai in Sarawak . She was crowned for three consecutive years that is in 1966, 1967 and 1969.(LINK.my last post)
|Datin Senorita Linang|
the 1st modern Kumang Gawai in Sarawak .
|Kumang Gawai Pageant at Rumah Dayak ,SIBU in year 1978.|
Since that day,no one ever wears this "Rare Costume"...in KUMANG PAGEANT not even young generations knowing that this costume ever existing in Sarawak & belong to Iban.After the Coronation of Kumang BHF 2011 last 23rd July 2011 in Kuala Lumpur.I had received a few feed backs that her Costume is
incomplete or "baka baju indu Thailand" & etc.
In fact, Ms Veeky has created a "History" in Kumang Pageant since it was introduced after Sarawak has joined Malaysia.
Kudos to Ms Veeky for her determination to proved that many new Iban Generations were "wrong" & "ignorance about their Culture & Heritage".I'm hoping that her Iban Costume would rebirth like an ancient days and would become a favourite for any an aspiring Kumang Gawai in Malaysia in the years to come.
|CLASSIC VS MODERN IBAN:The photo shoot with newly crowned Kumang Iban Borneo Hornbill Festival 2011(Ms Veeky Iban Lass hails from Betong (known as Saribas in olden days) at Tasik Permaisuri Cheras,KL.|