They depart laden with pepper, dried fish, rottan
mats and other produce, and (after spending a night in Lubok Antu in the attic of a Chinese shop) return laden down with the joys of civilization, ranging from cooking pots to cosmetics.
Some of the goods being traded in marketplaces in Borneo were guttah, rottan
, iron, copper, textiles, tobacco, gambier, dried fish, timber and rice; also much desired, but in shorter supply, were glass, oil and salt, beads, and gold.
Harrisson (1966a:294-95) quotes the following description by Jalong: On the left the man is receiving the suhan for the highest grade Of lampong angang, named for the tall bamboo framework on a rottan
hat held by the seated man .