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Dayak Youths Engrossed in a Cocking-Main

DAYAK YOUTHS ENGROSSED IN A COCKING-MAIN

Cock-fighting, a popular pastime in all Eastern countries from time immemorial, is a favourite amusement of the Dayaks, and is an almost indispensable part of every social and religious feast. The birds, carefully bred and trained, are heeled with sharp steel spurs, and fight savagely

At Grips: How Kayan Wrestlers Take the Hold

AT GRIPS: HOW KAYAN WRESTLERS TAKE THE HOLD

Wrestling is the most popular sport with the older boys and men of the Kayan tribe, and is regarded as training for the chase and war. Each grips his antagonist's waistcloth at its lower edge behind, and strives to lay him on his back