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Kayan Burial Poles and Hut, Sarawak Museum

Burial hut (salong) and twin burial poles (kelirieng) at the Sarawak Museum. This was commissioned by a Kayan chieftain in Long Segaham to commemorate his young daughter who had suddenly died. It was about to be sold to an overseas collector, but the former director of the Sarawak Museum, Lucas Chin, persuaded the Kayan to donate it to the museum in 1973. (Brian K. Smith photo.)

Sarawak State Museum
Jalan Tun Abg Hj Openg
Kuching, Sarawak 93000
Tel: +60 (082) 244 232
www.museum.sarawak.gov.my

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