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Staff (used to beat time when singing) made of bamboo, wood, beads, feathers.
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Height: 24 centimetres (feather top)
Height: 126 centimetres (staff)
Weight: 40 grammes (feather top)
Weight: 225 grammes (staff)
Width: 11 centimetres (feather top)
Width: 26.50 centimetres (staff)
Depth: 8 centimetres (feather top)
Depth: 6.60 centimetres (staff)
- Curator's comments
Iban staff called a buloh kechut, which was used by bards (lemambang) to beat out the rhythm during a pengap or other chant. (Michael Heppell 2014).
This staff ('buloh kechut') is used by a bard ('lemembang') when reciting a ritual chant ('pengap') to emphasize each line in the verse. The dye used is dragons blood (Daemonorops spp). (Information from Michael Heppell 2014).
- Not on display
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CDMS number: As1905C3.657 (old CDMS no.)