Tobacco Box


From: Borneo | Sarawak

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number P499B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Kelabit
Provenience Borneo | Sarawak
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood | Peel | Plant Fiber

One of two small, cylindrical wooden boxes with lids identified by Furness in The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters as "a pair of wooden tobacco boxes, probably made by a Kelabit." Tunkin. Tabacco inside. Lid attached to box with plant fiber cord. Engraved floral patterns.

Length 15.2 cm
Width 4.8 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

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