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October 25, 2014

A lirong woman (Kalimantan) of the Tinjar river

A lirong woman (Kalimantan) of the Tinjar river 1912

A lirong woman (Klemantan) of the Tinjar river. The lobe of the ear of Kayan and Kenyah women is pierced at an early age. When the lobe has been distended to below the collar-bone, the weight on each ear is as two and a half pounds. | From: Buschan, Georg (1900): Die Sitten der Völker, Vol. I, plate 260, page 217. "The Pagan Tribes of Borneo" photo: Charles Hose, 1912. Customs of the World ca. 1912

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