Tobacco Box


From: Borneo | Sarawak

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number P911
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Kayan
Provenience Borneo | Sarawak
Section Oceanian
Materials Bamboo | Wood | Tobacco | Plant Fiber | Pigment

Segment of bamboo, carved wooden stopper with bead and twisted fiber grip. Bands of incised and colored patterns, including paired leaves and stylized aso motifs. Tobacco inside. "Carved bamboo tobacco box, used by the Kayans to hold both tobacco and rolls of banana leaf, whereof cigarettes are made." (The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters)

Height 26.987 cm
Width 5.715 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898
Other Number 23-2 - Other Number

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