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Psalm 119 Part 3
JTC (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Psalm 119 Part 3

Poem By Isaac Watts

heavily tatooed arms
soon an entire tradition no arm
can carry close to heart

The Kayan and Kenyah women especially the upper classses tatooed their their hands and arms to denote their status. However, the tradition is dying out. Only if you have the luck can you bump into old
women with such arms walking around the bazaar in Miri, Sibu or Bintulu. Soon an entire tradition would go to where they will eventually go.

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