(This is Tuesday Tales, where we highlight folklores and personal stories from indigenous peoples from all across Borneo. These are stories shared with us. We strive to edit it to the best of our capabilities for your enjoyment. We welcome your feedback at email@example.com) Borneo Indigenous Communities End of Harvest Celebrations Most of the indigenous peoples of Borneo that plant and cultivate rice celebrate their long and tedious endeavour at the… Read More »Tuesday Tales #12: End of Harvest (Part 2)
In the beginning of it all it was quite a shock for me. This was something that I had never expected to happen in my lifetime. I had so much to go on with, so I had a lot to think about how my craftwork would survive this pandemic. As it went on, I felt ill for quite some time. It was maybe from being flustered by the situation, but thank God, I got my health back.
Pesavik is one of the lesser known harvest celebrations of Sarawak minority indigenous communities. It was last celebrated in mid 20th century.
Ke’ Anye and Kudoh Hulo are Adrian’s adopted grandparents. They adopted Adrian’s father when he was younger. Adrian went to visit them when Bintulu was declared a green zone recently.
Most of Sarawak’s indigenous people such as the Kenyah, Kayan, Iban, Bidayuh and more, practised hill paddy shifting cultivation, especially in the olden days. This involves clearing (often referred to as – cut, slash and burn) of fresh fertile land for paddy cultivation during each planting season.
Firstly, Selamat Ari Gawai and Kotobian Tadau Tagazo Do Kaamatan to those who celebrate this harvest festival season here in Borneo!