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Weeding Tool


Object Number:P443A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Borneo
Length: 34.9 cm
Width: 10 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898


Weeding tool. Blueng. "The heaviest part of keeping down the weeds falls to the women, who rise with the sun. . . and start off in rain or shine for the [rice] fields, in parties of six or eight, armed with their little, short-handled, lop-sided hoes." (The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters). Cylindrical handle, braided rattan peel where the blade is inserted in the handle. Blade is offset.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rain Forest (Furness, Hiller, Harrison Borneo Collection) (25 Feb 1989 - 01 Jul 1990) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Furness, William H. 1902. The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters: Its Festivals and Folk-lore.. Philadelphia. J. B. Lippincott & Co. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 164View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] McDougall, William, and Hose, Charles. 1912. The Pagan Tribes of Borneo.. London. Macmillan and Company. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Vol. I, pp. 103-104 and Fig. 13View Objects related to this Type Citation

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