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Blowgun Dart Gauge

Object Number:P1226B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Borneo
Sarawak
Upper Baloi River
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Length: 20.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

Description

"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 three raised decorative rings, sharp point at end.

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. 74View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] McDougall, William, and Hose, Charles. 1912. The Pagan Tribes of Borneo.. London. Macmillan and Company. Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Vol. I, p. 218; Fig. 42; and Plate 115View Objects related to this Type Citation

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