rottan

rottan

(ˈrɒtən)
n
dialect Scot a rat
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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 .