The Manang Healing Kit (Aborigines and Indigenous People's Culture of Healing) Volume IV/Part 1
Werner, a leading authority on Malaysia's Orang Asli (Indigenous People), having concentrated his previous academic endeavours on the Mah Meri and Jah Het of mainland Malaysia, in this book turns to the healing customs of the Iban of Borneo. In this first of four parts Werner adopts a multi-disciplinary approach to examine the role of the lupong manang, a storage box used in healing, that needs careful carving to protect its contents from the depredations of evil spirits, He also examines the lupong manang's contents including pentik (small wooden figures), petrified objects and various other charms that make up the essential kit of an Iban healer. With numerous colour photos and scientific diagrams and a bibliography. 280 pages.
Weight:1.1.kg. * Post free within Malaysia.
Published by University of Malaya Press, Kuala Lumpur 2012. First edition. ISBN: 9789831004319
Condition: New. Paperback.