According to the Iban creation myth, Raja Entala and his wife created man by covering a statue with a pua kumbo cloth and by shouting three times at it in order to bring it to life.
The statue was fashioned in alternative versions from the kumpang tree, the bangkit banana, and from earth.
- Traude, Gavin. (2004). Iban Ritual Textiles. Leiden: KITLV Press.