Piring Mukak Jalai

The first tattoo convention ever held in Asia got off to a colorful start. For the first time in Kuching, Iban elders held a traditional Piring Mukak Jalai, an ancient blessing ceremony. It involved the offering of food, the sacrifice of a white rooster, performances of the ngajat, the Iban war dance, and much quaffing by guests of tuak, Sarawak’s potent home-brewed rice wine.



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