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Fighting Cap

Object Number:P1130
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Borneo
Sarawak
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Leaf
Peel
Length: 27 cm
Width: 17 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

Description

Lavong. Rattan. Round cap of basket-weave multi strand rattan peel. Coiled peak, with center projection, of dark plant fiber (vine?). Light colored streamers of palm leaf (?) hanging from top and interlaced around bottom. Twisted chin cord. "[War-cap] of rattan and split bamboo." (Furness, The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters, following p. 92)

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. 92 (lower left)View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] McDougall, William, and Hose, Charles. 1912. The Pagan Tribes of Borneo.. London. Macmillan and Company. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Vol. I, Plate 93, lower rightView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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