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Sea Dayaks (Iban) women from Rejang, Sarawak, wearing rattan corsets decorated with brass rings and filigree adornments. The family adds to the corset dress as the girl ages and based on her family's wealth.
English: They are Sea Dayaks (Iban) from the Rejang district of Sarawak, and immensely proud of their rattan corsets gleaming with brass rings and filigree adornments.Note as the dress is not a uniform, as a common idea, but grow by degrees of the girl's age and grow by the wealth of her family.Story: The maidens of village (or long-house?) meet the guests in the hope of marriage. The two youngest maidens are shy. Any of the maidens smile to a European big nose.
English: A ring-fenced garden of girls in the flower of youth.They are Sea Dayaks (Iban) from the Rejang district of Sarawak, and immensely proud of their rattan corsets gleaming with brass rings and filigree adornments.Note as the dress is not a uniform, as a common idea, but grow by degrees of the girl's age and grow by the wealth of her family.Story: The maidens of village (or a long-house?) meet the guests in the hope of marriage. The two youngest maidens are shy. Any of the maidens smile to a European big nose.The background to the story is that as the girls have to be pregnant to get married. And to get pregnant so they need a visit from a man from another family.The consequence of this behavior is that the girls have to be brave and stand up when a man visiting. This means that the ideal woman is to be brave, that she dares to stand in the first place, as opposed to a girl who is hiding. Partly understood the girls on the guest by preen with great jewelry, and here corsets of cane. The mature but unmarried girls are daily, dressed as a bride in a different culture.

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