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NGAJAT LESONG

As the name implies, this is the dance of the lesong or mortar - the receptable in which paddy is pounded into rice. It is performed as an item of entertainment during a gawai or more appropriate after the rice harvest. The performer dances with the suppleness and agility of the ngajat dancer and lifting the mortar (weighing about 20kg) with his teeth.

 

(Source: Tourism Division, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Sarawak)