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Monday, June 17, 2013
The Staff Of Mountain God (Kayu Tas)
The darker stick is the male and the fairer one is the female.
wood or “Kayu Tas” is also known as “kayu hujan panas” (the hot rain wood) is meant
to ward off wild animals or some people say that this type of wood can act as a
subjugator and it works on human as well. There are two types of Tas wood
differentiated generally by graphical locations:
Tas of Borneo
or cultivated normally in highlands.
Tas of Peninsula Malaysia
in the jungle of Perak, Kelantan and Trengganu
to get as it is protected by law.
Tas varieties are the red Tas and the yellow Tas.
believe that Kayu Tas can be distinguished into Kayu Tas Jantan (male) and Kayu
Tas Betina (female). The male has a darker skin compared to the female ones. It
is a taboo to use a Kayu Tas to strike another person as this action will cause
the person to be barren. The only remedy is to dip a female Tas in water and
drink the water.
of Kayu Tas can be kept in the house for protection from wild animals and human
with bad intention alike. The Penan tribe burns the bark of female Tas to ward
off evil spirits. Other than that, the Tas wood can also be made into ring or
wear as amulet.