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Longhouse of the Iban people
Malaysia (Borneo), Sarawak, April 2011

The Iban people live in huge, so-called, longhouses (20 or more families in one house). The Ibans are a branch of the Dayak people of Borneo. They were renowned for practising headhunting. In ancient times the Ibans were a strong and successful warring tribe in Borneo.
The longhouse in the picture above can only reached by boat, a 30 min. trip through the jungle of Sarawak: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iban_people
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Apr 26 2011 07:21 GMT FLUMP
Fascinating.... thank you for the link, i glad to see that they no longer go head hunting!!
Apr 26 2011 07:59 GMT hans55 PRO
sure is a loooong house ...interesting way of life !!
Apr 26 2011 09:07 GMT Pea2007
Interesting image Peter ,I am pleased you kept your head.
Apr 26 2011 09:59 GMT skyball
Very interesting..great shot!!!.....
Apr 26 2011 10:10 GMT MargNZ
Plenty of room in times of family squabbles ! Interesting link thank you Peter :)
Apr 26 2011 10:12 GMT clintonfolks
great photo. wonderful history .!!!
Apr 26 2011 11:53 GMT junne PRO
you need a bicycle to get from one end to the other

make sure not to loose your head :-)))
Apr 26 2011 13:04 GMT loverboy
Very interesting story still got my head i think well done
Apr 26 2011 14:28 GMT h43
I can't imagine living like this. I can just hear the men all snoring at night!!!!
Apr 27 2011 08:47 GMT senna3
Thanks everyone for the nice comments!
Apr 27 2011 12:34 GMT Jakeobean
Peter...very interesting series on the Iban people....this represents what I consider the best thing about photo-sharing.....getting to see images of other cultures and customs....great series...
Apr 27 2011 13:17 GMT senna3
Very true Jake. Since I became a member of the FT community my horizon has broadened conciderably!
Apr 27 2011 16:59 GMT senna3
Very true Hunju, extremely friendly and hospital people!

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