National Geographic : 1945 Sep
U I..1lVl. Rings in Her Ears, She Jingles Wherever She Goes In girlhood her ears were pierced; wooden plugs stretched the lobes. Yearly, metal rings were soldered on. Now her ear ballast sways against her chest as she sews a beaded hat (opposite page). For earrings, silver from melted coins is the choice of most Netherlands Borneo women. 011nHora A.vaviason A Sea Dyak, Grandson ofPirates, Patches His Canoe He devoted months to hewing hisdugout from ahardwood. Tropical rot having set in, he inserted a new section. This hecalked with oakum. Now he applies pitch from the bowl. Onhishipisasheath forhissword. For a thrill, Borneo children drive frail canoes into amotorboat's wake.