Blowgun Dart Gauge


From: Borneo | Sarawak | Upper Baloi River

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number P1226B
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Borneo | Sarawak | Upper Baloi River
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood

"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.

Length 20.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

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