The story of our Inompoling fabric is one from the ethnic Rungus people from the north of Sabah. The story goes that a young lady was engaged to be married. Her fiancé went into the forest to hunt for provisions for their wedding feast. He took with him his inompoling, a traditional hunting weapon, which is the X shaped pattern. The young bride-to-be began to grow very worried as she waited for her fiancé. She went into the forest to find calmness and hoped to see her fiancé return as she waited, but after some time she began to lose hope and imagined the worst had probably taken place. She imagined he must have been bitten by a deadly tinugarang lizard. The young bride designed the vinusak pattern, the diamond and x, which was her depiction of the natural antidote, the vusak, to this deadly lizzard’s bite. As she finished up her weaving, she heard a noise in the forest. To her surprise, her fiancé returned safely with provisions for their wedding, so the story ends on a happy note.