Blowgun Dart Gauge


From: Borneo

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number P1223C
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Borneo
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood | Pith

"Wooden form on which the pith butts of the darts used in a blow-pipe are shaped. The piece of pith is fastened on the point at the end, and cut to the proper cone shape; the base of the cone is gauged by the wooden form, which is the exact size of the bore of the blow-pipe." (The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters) Wooden stick with sharp point.

Length 21.59 cm

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