In the past it was customary for the two tribes Sekapan and Punan Bah to rebury their dead by collecting the bones from the coffin and placing them in a jar far from their houses. The jar would then be placed inside or around the pole in a manner shown here. These burial poles, estimated to be around 200 years old, were donated to Muzium Negara by the Sekapans (a sub-group of the Kajang people) and the Punan Bah Community from around Belaga in the upper Rajang River region of Sarawak. They were re-erected on this site on 1 November 1979. The bigger pole, measuring 8.5 metres (26 feet) high came from Sungai Pila while the smaller one one measuring 7.1 metres (22 feet) high is from Sungai Bah.