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Sheath

Knife

Object Number:P1239B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kayan
Provenience: Borneo
Dutch West Borneo
Kapuas River
Putus Sibau
Date Made: Before 1897
Early Date: 1847
Late Date: 1897
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Bark
Rattan Peel
Feather
Credit Line:Gift of Alfred C. Harrison Jr. and Dr. H. M. Hiller, 1899

Description

Sheath, with knife sheath and hanger. Two flat pieces of wood lashed together. Top of one side has decorative carving in relief. On other side a bark sleeve for knife P1239C. At tip tufts of dark brown hair. Threaded through the bark sleeve is a hanger of braided rattan peel with loop at one end and, at the other, two cords of braided black fiber passing though a flat disc and ending in two tassels wih some tiny yellow, red and blue beads.

Bibliography:

[Manuscript] Hiller, Hiram M. Hiller Journal Voyage II Book IV.. pg. 1-104 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 93View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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