Bird Call Part


From: Borneo | Sarawak

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number P427B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Kadayan
Provenience Borneo | Sarawak
Section Oceanian
Materials Bamboo

Bamboo tube. Whistle. Section of bamboo, to which is lashed a long thin tube, The hunter blows through the tube across a small hole in the bamboo, producing a whistling sound to lure the bird. Accordng to Hose, "The Klemantans and some of the Kanyahs catch a small ground pigeon (Chalcophaps indica) in large numbers by the aid of a pipe or whistle, by blowing softly on which the cooing notes of the bird are closely imitated . . . . when a bird approaches the whistly, he slips over its head a fine noose attached to the end of a light bamboo and . . . puts it alive into a cage."

Length 48 cm
Outside Diameter 4.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898
Other Number 36 - Other Number | P427AB - Old Museum Number

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