Carved from a light hardwood species of the jelutong tree ( Dyera costulata) this decorative hornbill head is used to decorate village arches, long boats or used in many ritual ceremonies here. This particular craftwork is created by many ethnic groups of Sarawak and therefore can come out in many designs, patterns and colours according to the various artistic traditions of the groups concerned. The hornbill is the biggest bird found on Borneo island. Today I saw the above hornbill head displayed outside a government office in Bintulu. An interesting display, I thought.