The World On My Doorstep

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A Rungus Beader

on March 23, 2014

Scan 4 - Version 2This beautiful card comes from Fiona in Malaysia and shows a beader from the Rungus ethnic group. Fiona tells me this lady will live in a longhouse where about twenty families will all live together. Historically, the jar in front of the lady would have been used as a burial jar and placed in caves. However now they are used for storing water for bathing. Fiona also mentions that the Rungus still keep many of their old traditions. Absolutely fascinating! Thanks so much for the explanation Fiona!

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