[PICS] Orang Ulu Weddings

A Kenyah Wedding. Photo by Thomas Kok Photography.

A Kenyah Wedding, the bride & groom as well as their ‘bakeh’ (friend). Photo by Thomas Kok Photography.

A Kayan Wedding. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2010).

A Kayan Wedding. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2010).

A Berawan wedding. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2013).

A Berawan wedding. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2013).

A Kenyah couple in full traditional costume. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2012).

A Kenyah couple in full traditional costume. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2012).

Sarung, one of the wedding dowry signifying different stages of the bride in life. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2012).

Sarung, one of the wedding dowry signifying different stages of the bride in life. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2012).

Parang, one of the wedding dowry signifying "cutting"down possible challenges as well as a tool to provide life to the newly weds. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2012).

Parang, one of the wedding dowry signifying “cutting”down possible challenges as well as a tool to provide life to the newly weds. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2012).

A specific bead as a wedding dowry, provide as an inheritance to the bride. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2012).

A specific bead as a wedding dowry, provide as an inheritance to the bride. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2012).

A Berawan's wedding dowry. Tawak (gong), food bowl and plates, parang, tikar (mat). Photo by Alyssa Chin (2013).

A Berawan’s wedding dowry. Tawak (gong), food bowl and plates, parang, tikar (mat). Photo by Alyssa Chin (2013).

 

Jakok or rolled tobacco, the self-made cigarette of the Orang Ulu. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2012).

Jakok or rolled tobacco, the self-made cigarette of the Orang Ulu. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2012).

Another example of jakok house. These cigarettes are then distributed to the guest. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2010).

Another example of jakok house. These cigarettes are then distributed to the guest. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2010).

The newly weds are served with the 'jakok' by Temenggong Pahang Ding, the Orang Ulu Paramount Chief. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2012).

The newly weds are served with the ‘jakok’ by Temenggong Pahang Ding, the Orang Ulu Paramount Chief. Photo by Alyssa Chin (2012).

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