Women are skilled at plaiting strands of natural materials into necklaces and armbands. Here a woman plaits a necklace from black rhizomes of a fungus that grows on rocks. Such rhizomes are thought to ward off disease. Batek wear the necklaces themselves or trade them to Malays.
Endicott Image Collection
Jewelry -- Malaysia -- Kelantan., Batek (Malaysian people) -- Commerce., Lebir River (Malay)