SARAWAK

Iban

Exterior of a traditional Iban longhouse. The open verandah is known as the tanju. To the left of the staircase is the ruai (covered verandah) whilst the bilek (individual apartments) are situated to the right. The roof is made entirely of belian (ironwood) shingles. Labang River, Ulu Kemena, 1973.

Iban girls dressed in their traditional costumes. The rich brocade fabrics and silver ornaments are complemented by the sugu tinggi, an exquisite silver head-dress. Skrang River, 1979.

Two generations of Iban. An atmospheric shot taken at the door of a remote longhouse. Ulu Tatau, 1985.
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