The Sisik Langit Ikat motif of the Dayak people of Indonesian West Borneo.

The Sisik Langit Ikat motif of the Dayak people of Indonesian West Borneo.

According to the weavers of Rumah Betang of Sintang, West Borneo, the motifs on this ikat called “Tisik langit/Sisik langit” and Merinjan. The Tisik langit depicted a low cloud in the rainforest, the clouds that almost touch the tip of the rain forest, the sign…

Borneo Adventure – Pontianak, The golden kingdom

Borneo Adventure – Pontianak, The golden kingdom

The long car journey from Sintang to Pontianak has exhausted me, drained any energy I had in my body and wore me out completely. It took us over 12 hours to reach Pontianak from Sintang, but of course, this extra long journey was due to my…

BORNEO ADVENTURE – A DAY WITH THE DAYAK PEOPLE OF ENSAID PANJANG

BORNEO ADVENTURE – A DAY WITH THE DAYAK PEOPLE OF ENSAID PANJANG

The journey from Pontianak to Ensaid Panjang was long and very tiring. Part of the main road to Sintang was good but a lot of the time we had to pass hundreds of potholes and muddy puddles, but the journey here was very interesting indeed,…