|SALONG'S TEMENGGONG MATU which located at BELAGA SARAWAK|
Most of the ritual practice of the indigenous people in Sarawak in the past were normally associated with certain items especially the wooden structures that were carved to its own significance.
The famous and the most magnificent are those elaborately carved wooden structures, images and masks.
There are two types of structures, the Keliring (burial pole) and the Salong (burial hut). A keliring is made of a huge hardwood tree trunk, carved from the top to bottom. Nitched up to its sides is a space for the bodies of slaves and followers and hollowed at the top to place the jar containing the chief's bones.
A heavy stone slab is surmounted on the top of the pole. The size normally is more than six feet in diameter and can be up to 32 feet tall above the ground normally owned by a wealthy family.
Info source: Sarawak Museum
| KELIRING AT SARAWAK MUSEUM |
belong to Kejaman People Long Segaham Belaga