The Iban folk belief

Noria, Tugang and Anna, Durin and Yow, Chong Lee and Hashim, A and Adilawati, A and Bibiana Motey, anak Bilon@Senang (2017) The Iban folk belief. In: Silver Jubilee Conference 2017 (USJC 2017) Transforming communities towards a sustainable and globalised society, 18-20 Oktober 2017, Pullman Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

UNIMAS Silver Jubilee Conference 2017.pdf

Download (1MB) | Preview


This paper aims to examine Iban's miring tradition using Victor Turner's (1985) theoretical framework of sociodrama. Miringis a worship presentation by providing food to extraordinary powers consisting of god, goddess, good spirit and evil spirit, and their ancestors' spirit that have died long ago in order to seek for solution to the problems they encountered in their daily life. In other words, miring is part of Iban's folk belief system passed down from one generation to another. By incorporating Turner's sociodrama, it gives new perspective on miring ritual as a form of sociodrama, of which mantra and ritual dance are performed with many other ingredients prepared alongside the ritual. Symbols that signify Iban people's life is very much interconnected with their environment and the supernatural world are recorded and given meanings in this article.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: folklore, iban, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HS Societies secret benevolent etc
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Applied and Creative Arts
Depositing User: Saman
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2018 06:23
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2018 06:23

Actions (For repository members only: login required)

View Item View Item