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Fighting Cap

Object Number:P1135
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Borneo
Sarawak
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Peel
Plant Fiber
Feather
Length: 23 cm
Width: 17 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

Description

Fighting cap. Lavong. Main structure of rattan peel, covered with some sort of finely branching plant material. One black and white tail feather of rhinoceros hornbill. "[War-cap] of rattan and split bamboo." (Furness, The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters, following p. 92). 1 cap and 2 feathers.

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

Bibliography:

[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. 92 (upper right)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] McDougall, William, and Hose, Charles. 1912. The Pagan Tribes of Borneo.. London. Macmillan and Company. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Vol. I, Plate 93, top leftView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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