Categories: Iban Publications

(2004) Compiled by Jantan Umbat and Janang Ensiring.
Published by The Tun Jugah Foundation.
Paperback, 203 p.

This book provides detailed descriptions of the proceedings of the Gawai Antu Festival, a traditional ritual considered to be the biggest and most expensive, held by Iban communities in the Upper Skrang, Layar, Paku, Rimbas, Krian, Sebelak and Upper Julau to give honour to the spirits of their deceased family members. The descriptions of the proceedings together with the full text of the timang jalung chant are substantiated by colourful illustrations making the book a useful reference for individuals who seek to know some in-depth significance of the festival.

Written by Jantan Umbat and Janang Ensiring