Masing’ PhD thesis on Gawai amat

https://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/bitstream/…/Masing_J.%20J._1981.pdf

Lain mimit ripih timang gawai amat ti disebut punggal ari Kanowit tu ti nadai nempalai kasai (nanam taya), baka dalam ripih ti disebut dalam tesis PhD Masing.

Quote: Rimau chipped in: “The celebration is observed in accordance with the ripih (process) of Gawai Kelingkang in the Batang Rajang area. There are seven stages, starting with Nguak, Nyingka, Ngabas Amuk, Nyulap, Ngerara Belayan, Ngitang Tali Buru and Besimpan.”
Source: https://ibanology.wordpress.com/

Table 2:2 This table shows the possible order in which the gawai amat rituals may be performed.

Names of gawai ritual:
l. Gawai tresang Mansau
2. Gawai Kalingkang
3. Gawai Ijok Pumpong (Decapitating of gamuti palm ritual)
4. Gawai Tangga Raja (Notched-ladder of wealth)
5. Gawai Kayu Raya (Tree of wealth ritual)
6. Gawai Kenyalang (Hornbill ritual)
7. Gawai Nangga Langit (Notched-ladder to the sky)
8. Gawai Tangga Ari (Notched-ladder of day)

Timang length or stage:
Ngua (Nursing the trophy head) Part V:L658
Nyingka (end of forging) Part VI:l668
Bedua antara (dividing the land) Part VII :L416
Nyulap (first rite of planting) Part VIII:L246
Ninjau balayan (Surveying the padi) Part VIII :L325
Nekok (first rite of harvesting) Part VIII:L369
Nyimpan padi (Storing the padi)
Nempalai kasai (Planting of cotton) Part IX

When the chanting of timang ends:
Afternoon second day
Later afternoon third day
Afternoon fourth day
Morning fifth day
Morning fifth day
Afternoon fifth day
Afternoon fifth day
Mlorning seventh day

  1. Quoted below is the 9 episodes of Baleh timang as per Dr. JJM’s PhD thesis.

    The Baleh timang has 3 more episodes after ngamboh.

    2. The Episodes

    The plot of the timang gawai amat may be conveniently arranged
    into nine major episodes:

    (i) The beginning of the invocation to the time Lang’s
    absence is discovered.

    (ii) The sending of invitation to Lang, or ngambi ngabang.

    (iii) The head-hunting expedition to Bengkong, or ngerampas.

    (iv) Lang’s journey to the Iban longhouse (mansang ngabang),
    the welcoming rites, and hepatomacy.

    (v) The feasting activities, the revealing and nursing (ngua)
    of the trophy head.

    (vi) The forging of the sword, or ngamboh.

    (vii) The splitting of the trophy head, or ngelampang.

    (viii) The farming cycle, or Bumai.

    (ix) The planting of cotton, or nempalai kasai.

    The division of this text into nine parts is made in accordance with the
    episodic nature of the timang gawai amat.

    5. THE TEXT OF THE TIMANG GAWAI AMAT

    Part I – The Beginning of the Invocation to the
    Time of Lang’s Absence is Discovered 167

    Part II – The Sending of an Invitation to Lang
    (Ngambi Ngabang) 185

    Part III – The Head-hunting Expedition to Bengkong
    (Ngerampas) 209

    Part IV – Lang’s Journey to the !ban Longhouse
    (Mansang Ngabang), the Welcoming
    Rites, and Hepatomacy 226

    Part V -The Feasting Activities, the Revealing
    and Nursing of the Trophy Head (Ngua) 283

    Part VI – The Forging of the Sword (Ngamboh) 324

    Part VII – The Splitting of the Trophy Head
    (Ngelampang) 362

    Part VIII- The Farming Cycle (Bumai) 387

    Part IX – The Planting of Cotton (Nempalai Kasai) 420

  2. Rurun pengap Saribas as per Benedict Sandin:

    NGAMBI NGABANG
    TIMANG ANTU PALA
    BUJANG PEDANG
    BUNSU RIBUT
    NUTONG
    MANSANG BEGIGA
    WA ANTU PALA
    MENOA BEDURU
    NURUN NGABANG
    NGALU PETARA
    DENJANG
    NGAMBOH

 

 

Source: Masing PhD thesis pdf.

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