Location : Dusun Kambih, Desa Bengkawan, Kecamatan Seluas, Kabupaten Bengkayang, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia.
As our quest for more Nyobeng continued, we ventured into Desa Bengkawan where we were invited by Pak Tomo to a small village called Kambih. We had to drive pass the villages of Sebujit, Iyiang, Tadan and Bumbung, parked the car at the school and continued by ojek.
It had been raining and the bike ride was anything but easy. I took a fall somewhere during the uphill climb and we would occasionally jumped off the bike so our ojek could make it up the steep slopes. The sticky dirt road reminded us of our first trip to Banangar Waterfall. We arrived in one piece nonetheless at our homestay kindly arranged by Pak Tomo.
After a quick change from our wet clothings we were introduced to Tomo’s family and the twenty plus villagers that had gathered at the house to welcome us. We had nice hot brewed coffee and awesome rice cakes and waited for the light drizzle to stop before the start of the Nyobeng.
Ladies were not allowed to go up to the baruk. As the men prepared to bring down the skulls to the tanju from the highest most compartment in the baruk, like a wooden box, the ladies dressed in their best, spontaneously danced to the gong music.
Small village but big on commitment to their culture, was my three day observation here. Next………Skulls Feeding
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