We aim to record the many ways that sago palms are utilised within a Penan material knowledge system. This will include the different types of equipment and craft objects made from these plants. Our methods will include formal and informal interviews with community members about the role that this important plants plays in their lives. We will use of digital HD video and photography to record in detail the process of making sago (a type of starchy flour) from the sago palms from the beginning to the very start to the very end of the process. We will also record the many objects that can be made from this palm to provide an archive of the this palm technology.


Huw James Barton

Jayl Langub
Franklin George

Location of Research:
Sarawak, Malaysia

Host Institution:
University of Leicester



Top Banner Image: Penan family river crossing. Photo: Jayl Langub