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Tobacco Pipe

Object Number:P949A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Borneo
Silat River
Plant Fiber
Height: 12.7 cm
Length: 44.45 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Alfred C. Harrison Jr. and Dr. H. M. Hiller, 1899


Tobacco pipe. Supak. Thin, bent section of bamboo, with wooden bowl inserted into hole near bent end. Three bands of decoratively twisted lengths of rattan peel, one no longer present. "The stem is a piece of bamboo more than an inch in diameter, into which is set a straight, slim bowl, which can hold only a small wad of tobacco. In the stem they insert a plug of shredded palm leaes, or of shavings of wood, bound on a stick; and then take the end of the stem into their mouths, and having first got the tobacco well alight by a few gentle puffs, they give a powerful suck, whereby the wad of glowing tobacco is drawn down through the bowl into the stem, but is prevented from reaching the mouth by the plug of palm leaves." (The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters)

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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: following p. 170View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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