An Iban man displays a collection of traditional tattoos along with more modern motifs. Most forms of Iban art are continually changing.
A young Iban man submits his body to hand-tapped tattoos, which he says will stand as a proud reminder of his peoples' beliefs and traditions.
Ngemah Ulu longhouse
Julius, the headman's son at Ngemah Ulu longhouse, shows off the bungai terung tattoos that mark an Iban man after he has undergone initiation by travelling.
The bungai terung tattoo traditionally marks an Iban man after he has undergone initiation by travelling.
Jungle guide Bayang inspects a fighting cock at Nanga Sumpa longhouse.
Iban dog at Ngemah Ulu longhouse.
The old ways and the new - dragon jars were once among the most precious trade goods that an Iban family could own.
At Serubah longhouse baskets are sometimes woven with coloured packing tape to make them more durable.
The covered hard-wood ruai (main-street) of Ngemah Ulu longhouse is raised on stilts two metres over the jungle floor.
An Iban maiden models the traditional 'marik empang' collar that is part of the Iban's ceremonial dress.
A modern take on a timeless object: these days baskets are often woven with coloured packing tape to make them more durable. The effect can sometimes be unexpectedly attractive.
An Iban maiden models traditional Iban costume after a dance at Ngemah Ulu longhouse.
An Iban maiden models the traditional 'sugu tinggi' crown and 'marik empang' collar that are part of the Iban's ceremonial dress.
Benefiting from a favourable exchange rate this young lady's grandparents were able to buy the stacks of Indonesian coins that adorn her traditional Iban dress.
A woman sets out from Ngemah Ulu longhouse towards the paddies - even today her hats and baskets are still handwoven at home.
The baskets that the Iban weave these days frequently have strips of coloured packing tape to reinforce the corners and the effect can often be unexpectedly attractive.
A boy walks down the platform outside Ngemah Ulu longhouse.
A dragon jar - once among the most precious trade goods that the Chinese imported -stands on the platform at Ngemah Ulu longhouse
A group of women prepare dinner in the private kitchen of one of the bilek (family units) of Ngemah Ulu longhouse.
In Ngemah Ulu longhouse one of many talented craft workers makes a hat that will be used in the paddy fields.
Iban Sleeping Mat
At Ngemah Ulu longhouse an Iban lady prepares one of the beautifully intricate sleeping mats for which the Iban are renowned.