“Arthur's Passion" - Meet Arthur, we were lucky enough to be invited into his house so he could show us his true love, an instrument which he calls the ‘Pratuokng’, during our stay here, he played us many songs, one of which dates back hundreds of years, a song he calls ’The Happy Song’ which was played for warriors when they arrived home victorious with human heads as their proof. Arthur is one of the very few people who still practice this art, he not only makes the instruments, he is also in the panel for Cultural Music Preservation, which allows him to share his knowledge with others. On top of this, Arthur and his band ‘Madeeh’ are going to the UK this month to play in the World Music Festival.
“Iban Trophies” - During our visit to a traditional longhouse in Borneo we were taken to the skulls of the Iban people. The tribe in this village were not originally head hunters like most in their area, it was not until the Iban’s started raiding their villages and head hunting their people that they decided they needed to do the same in order to protect themselves. These skulls date back 400-500 years ago.