Surong Gunting

A culture hero of the Iban. He is the son of Menggin and Dara Tinchin Temaga, and the grandson of Singalang Burong. His claim of being Singalang Burong's grandson is at first questioned, but after passing several ordeals laid on him he proves his ancestry and is instructed by his grandfather in the rules of customary law (adat), bird augury relating to farming and warfare, the ritual treatment of trophy heads, the rites for the dead, and more.



  • Traude, Gavin. (2004). Iban Ritual Textiles. Leiden: KITLV Press.