Bird's Nest Harvester
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|Credit Line:||Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898|
Implement for detaching edible bird nests. Long, slender hardwood pole (natural trunk or limb) with, lashed to one end, an iron blade for cutting nest free from cave ceiling. Blade is flat, shovel shaped, and slightly concave/convex, with a long tang for lashing to pole. Rattan peel lashings now dry and broken - some missing. ". . . they scrape down the nests . . . by means of a long pole bearing a hoe-like blade, and with a home-made wax candle fastened to it to show where the nests are." (Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters)
|[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. 182||View Objects related to this Type Citation|
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