Fire Drill Shaft


From: Borneo | Sarawak

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number P493B
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Borneo | Sarawak
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood

To make fire using a fire drill a soft, dry piece of wood is held on the gound and a hard stick is rolled between the hands and drilled into it, starting a fire in about forty seconds. This is the hard, upright stick.

Length 36 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

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