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  In the Realm of Spirits: Traditional Dayak Tattoo in Borneo by Lars Krutak
Dayak, meaning "interior" or "inland" person, is the term used to describe the variety of indigenous native tribes of Borneo, each of which has its own language and separate culture.
In mythology, the tuba was given to the Dayak by the snake deities of Panggau and this is why it is not surprising that the motif is used as a protective symbol in tattoo.
Dayak tattoo is a spiritual artform that merges images of humans, animals, and plants into one unit, expressing the proliferation of life and the integration of living and spiritual beings in the cosmos.
www.vanishingtattoo.com /borneo_tattoos_1.htm   (2333 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Dayak
Dayaks are generally categorised as part of a wider Austronesian speaking group, local to the Island of Borneo in the Indonesian Archipelago and mutually share the same characteristics of those indigenous inhabitants in South East Asia.
Dayak cultivated land, interpreted by local customary law, is considered to be owned and held in right by the natives, and the concept of land ownership as thus, flows out of this central belief.
Dayak tattoo is a spiritual artform that merges images of humans, animals, and plants into one unit, expressing the proliferation of life and the integration of living and spiritual beings in the cosmos.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Dayak   (3109 words)

 Dayak - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Dayak, also Dyak, name applied to aboriginal inhabitants of the island of Borneo, particularly to the tribes of the interior of the state of...
Dayak may refer to: * Dayak people * Dayak languages Dayak is an Indonesian word often used in reference to the native people of Indonesia who live in remote or tribal areas.
Gawai Day or Gawai Dayak, a festival celebrated in Sarawak on 1 June every year is both a religious and social occasion.
encarta.msn.com /Dayak.html   (232 words)

 The Dayaks
The Dayaks are the native inhabitants of the central region of Borneo.
Dayak's are recognized by two distinct features: one the females have their ears peirced young and get heavy earrings placed on the lobes which cause them to stretch.
The Dayak will allow foreigners into the tribe but they will not truly "fit in." They will not be treated badly or made to feel stupid, but the Dayak will simply not feel the individual will know about life in the jungle (often with good reason).
riftsindonesia.tripod.com /dayaks.htm   (406 words)

 Dayak of Borneo - Indonesia Tour Packages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Today, they are no longer collect grisly trophies; the men hunt with blowguns while the women weave baskets of rattans using age-old patterns and techniques or together hack their fields out of the jungle, burning the brush to provide nutrients to the poor soil.
The Dayak tribes of Central Kalimantan is settled along the Lamandau river, another river systems of Pangkalan Bun to the north.
Although the area is not traditional anymore, but the Dayak tribes is still maintain their traditional cultures and stuffs from their head hunting age.
www.travellingtoindonesia.com /borneo/dayak.htm   (470 words)

 SOCCER / Quakes' Dayak takes indoor league job
Dayak will take over as vice president and head coach of the California Cougars, a Major Indoor Soccer League expansion team that will begin 2005-06 play in October at Stockton's Events Center Arena, which is now under construction.
The 34-year-old Dayak, who is nicknamed "the Beast" for his aggressive play in central defense, is in his eighth MLS season in a career that has been marred by severe injuries and surgeries.
Dayak, a Walnut Creek native and Livermore High School graduate, played briefly at USF before becoming, at the age of 17, the youngest player to sign with the American Professional Soccer League, joining the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2005/04/28/SPGB5CGFSU1.DTL&type=printable   (371 words)

 Inside Indonesia 51 - Dayak anger ignored
The recent so-called 'ethnic conflicts' between Dayak and Madurese in West Kalimantan are a classic example of economic tensions manifested as ethnic tensions.
The commitment of vast state resources to the development of this experimental and problematic form of cash crop cultivation, in the process ignoring existing and historically successful forms of smallholder cultivation, is a striking example of a state privileging political over economic considerations in what is supposed to be development policy.
The negative impact of para-statal plantation agriculture upon the local Dayak communities has been exacerbated by a bureaucratic tradition that is strongly averse to feedback from local communities to state managers and planners.
www.serve.com /inside/edit51/dove.htm   (1536 words)

 Dayak fired as Cougars' coach
Dayak was hired as coach in February 2005 — while still on the San Jose Earthquakes’ roster — by then-team-owners American Pro Sports, a group led by Sacramento-area businessman Darrell Petray.
Dayak said he expects the final year of his deal to be honored.
Dayak said he would be open to coaching another pro team, but only in the area.
tracypress.com /content/view/7462/2   (853 words)

 PreventConflict.org - Maps - Kalimantan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The change in policy towards Dayak land tenure and the 1967-68 laws allowed for the large-scale development of Kalimantan’s forests by logging and plywood companies, and the construction of commercial plantations such as palm-oil plantations and paper plants.
Although the Dayak did not forcefully oppose the growth of logging, mining and agricultural plantations, they came to resent the loss of what they felt was their land and resources.
Some analysts have suggested that the Dayak perceive the Madurese as “visitors” in their land and that unlike other migrant groups, the Madurese were not respectful of local customs and culture.
www.preventconflict.org /portal/main/maps_kalimantan_background.php   (1547 words)

 PreventConflict.org - Maps - Kalimantan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
After a Dayak was stabbed to death by Madurese at a brawl fight, several hundred Dayak came out in search of the murderers and went on a rampage, attacking and burning houses, cars and other property of the Madurese.
The Dayak attacks spread to the provincial capital of Palangkaraya by February 25.
The Dayak "liberators" are hailed as heroes in Sampit and the Central Kalimantan capital of Palangkaraya.
www.preventconflict.org /portal/main/maps_kalimantan_conflict.php   (937 words)

 Recordnet.com: Dayak wants Cougars to kick slow starts
Dayak said his team has to be ready to play at kickoff.
Dayak said Figueroa will be a game-time decision, but having experienced MCL injuries in the past, he said he's not going to rush Figueroa back.
Dayak said the key to beating the Kixx will be the same as the first match.
www.recordnet.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061126/A_SPORTS07/611260312   (587 words)

 Borneo-Dayak Crafts - Indonesia wholesale exporter of Kalimantan's Dayak handmade crafts and tribal arts & wood crafts
Dayak is a collective name for over 200 different tribes living throughout Borneo's interior.
Among the Dayak are the Ngaju Dayak, Maanyan, and Lawangan.
The Dayak make a living through swidden agriculture and possess relatively elaborate death ceremonies in which the bones are disinterred for secondary reburial.
borneo-dayak.furniture-craft.com   (562 words)

 Dayak - Art and Religion
Although there are notable differences in the various Dayak groups' religious beliefs, the common environment of jungle and rivers, along with rice-based agriculture, seems to have led to similar Dayak "faiths".
The Dayaks held a vague, generalized concept of a Supreme Being, the Creator, but no special importance was attached to this particular spirit: he had done his job, and that was that.
Then the bones are exhumed from their container, cleaned, and placed in an ossuary or mausoleum, in the context of a huge ceremony that, for a noble, may last for weeks and involve the slaughter of a dozen water buffalo and a hundred pigs.
www.bagus-discovery.com /map/map_dayak_kalimantan02.html   (736 words)

 Dayak: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
Dayak, in fact, is a general name for all of...of efforts to cultivate some elements of Dayak culture as tourist attractions.
Quakes Dayak is the Comeback Kid by John Haydon Two years ago, Troy Dayak thought his playing career was over after he suffered...in his neck and told him to forget soccer.
DYAK or Dayak both: di ak, name applied to one of the groups of indigenous peoples of the island of Borneo, numbering about 2 million.
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/dayak.jsp?l=D&p=1   (1156 words)

 Dayak Tribe - Borneo, Indonesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Dayak is a name of tribes that identifies the various indigenous peoples on the island of Borneo by the Indonesian part known as Kalimantan.
Dayak population estimated at about four million spread over the four Indonesian provinces in Kalimantan / Borneo, the Malaysian territories of Sabah and Serawak and Brunei Darussalam.
Dayak youngsters migrate to Indonesian cities in great numbers, either to pursue their studies or make a living.
www.bali-travel-online.com /borneo_island/about_dayak_tribe.htm   (805 words)

 DAYAK PARANG - Mandau - Parang Ilang - Naibor - Langgai Tinggang - Jimpul - Bayu - Pakayun
The Dayak live in Borneo and are divided in various ethnic groups: the Penan, Klemantan, Kenyah, Kayan, Murut and Iban people.
The Iban, known as Sea Dayak and famous as pirates, were converted to Islam by the Malays and were probably the latest of the Dayak to arrive in Borneo.
Like the Keris, the Dayak Parang, is believed to have supernatural power and is transmitted from generation to generation.
perso.orange.fr /taman.sari/swords/dayak/parang_dayak_intro.htm   (512 words)

 Gawai Dayak Summary
It is important to communicate with the spirit world in order to obtain blessings and to thank the spirits that have aided the Dayaks in agriculture or in healing an ailment.
The contemporary Gawai Dayak is a statewide celebration in Sarawak (a state on the island of Borneo), and is also an occasion to renew communal and cultural ties as well an opportunity for the Dayaks to share their festive mood with other communities.
Gawai Dayak was formally gazetted on 25th September 1964 as a public holiday in place of Sarawak Day.
www.bookrags.com /Gawai_Dayak   (962 words)

 Malaysia: The Taming of the Dayak - The PBDS saga continues
Fractious and ineffective as they may have been, Dayaks, their leaders and politicians cannot be ignored; they have, however, to be kept in line — a process that has been going on in one form or another since the Stephen Kalong Ningkan affair and even prior to that in the consolidation of Brooke rule.
In the local parlance of Sarawak Dayak politics, James was cast as the next Jabu, referring to Alfred Jabu, a longstanding Deputy Chief Minister popularly portrayed as the paradigm of the subservient and obsequious Dayak.
Dayaks in general, and Iban in particular, urgently face the real possibility of their becoming an urban and rural underclass.
www.aliran.com /oldsite/monthly/2004a/6h.html   (4443 words)

 USATODAY.com - Dayak's recovery helps Earthquakes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Dayak — whose nickname is "the beast" — won't let injury slow him Sunday when the Earthquakes face the Los Angeles Galaxy in the MLS Cup at Columbus Crew Stadium.
Dayak's all-out attitude earned him a start in this year's All-Star game, but it wasn't long ago when doctors told him to give up soccer after a collision during practice crushed two discs in his neck.
Dayak's comeback is as remarkable as the turnaround San Jose has made under new coach Frank Yallop, who also acquired Defender of the Year Jeff Agoos and teen sensation Landon Donovan.
www.usatoday.com /sports/soccer/mls/quakes/2001-10-19-dayak.htm   (716 words)

 Welcome to Dayak
Dayak helps successful companies navigate through the corporate recruiting jungle.
“Dayak” is the name of a collection of tribes of the indigenous people of Borneo, who inhabit the islands off the coast of Indonesia.
They have been referred to in the past by anthropologists as “the Legendary Natives”, because of their unique culture of headhunting, and longhouse communal living.
www.dayakrecruiting.com /index.htm   (194 words)

 Expeditions & Special Events - Borneo, Apo Kayan Dayak Expedition
The term ‘Dayak’ is a collective name encompassing over 200 groups of people native to the island of Borneo, each tribe has its own name and speaks its own dialect.
In general, Dayak culture is traceable back to the late neolithic period (1800 - 500 B.C.) when by comparison to European tribes they were already an advanced culture, producing polished stone tools, earthenware pottery, bone ornaments, bamboo caskets, wooden coffins and cotton textiles.
Like all hunting Dayaks, the Punan use dogs to locate and flush out their quarry, these are prized animals, pampered, and worth large sums of money.
www.symbiosis-travel.com /adventure/borneo/apo.htm   (989 words)

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Bloody clashes between the indigenous Dayak people, migrants from Madura and the military started in early January 1997, and resulted in a death toll of over 500; the army admitted to 300 dead.
Dayak communities have been dispossessed as their traditional forest lands are appropriated by outsiders in government-supported resettlement, development and large-scale commercial enterprise schemes.
Anthropological accounts of Dayaks make much of their former reputation as headhunters, based on a belief that to take a head is to take the strength of your victim.
www.fas.org /irp/world/para/dayak.htm   (305 words)

 Dayak - Powerful and Florid Art Styles
Chou art styles are said to be visible in the Dayaks' fantastical animals, and in wild compositions that blend a variety of asymmetrical designs into a harmonious whole.
Because of the many internal migrations of Dayaks in Borneo and the groups' cultural flexibility, it is difficult to attach a particular set of motifs and styles to a particular Dayak group with any degree of confidence.
Because the spirits and supernatural world of many of the Dayak groups spring from the same basic pantheon, the art of one group was easily adopted by, and combined with that of another.
www.bagus-discovery.com /map/map_dayak_kalimantan.html   (686 words)

Foot tattoo of lower caste Dayak woman with abstract dragon motif on shin.
The motif at the bottom of these verticle bands, the coil that looks like an abstract letter A, is a tuba root (tushun tuva) pattern representing an anthropomorph/spirit of some kind.
In a sense, then, this Dayak man is covered with a visual canopy of the creatures and plants that live within his jungle domain.
www.vanishingtattoo.com /borneo_dayak_tattoos.htm   (492 words)

 Indonesia Dayak   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Religiously, they tend to be either Protestant or Kaharingan, a form of native religious practice viewed by the government as Hindu.
With the unity of the republic at stake, indigenous religions were viewed as threats and labelled atheistic and, by implication, communist.
Caught in a no-win situation, the Dayak also were told that they did not have an agama and thus became suspect in the anticommunist fever of the late 1960s.
www.country-studies.com /indonesia/dayak.html   (481 words)

 UNIMAS - Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
The Dayak communities are a critical component of the population of Sarawak in particular, and the island of Kalimantan/Borneo as a whole.
The Dayak Cultural Foundation has endowed the Chair of Dayak Studies so as to ensure that there will be continuing and long term research focusing upon issues confronting the Dayak communities.
Although various aspects of traditional Dayak societies have been investigated, with rich results, there are a number of aspects facing contemporary Dayak societies that warrant close examination.
www.unimas.my /research/ieas/dayak_studies.htm   (291 words)

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