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Cigarettes

Cigarette Package

Object Number:P943
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kayan
Provenience: Borneo
Brunei
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Tobacco
Paper
Length: 186 cm
Width: 14 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898
Other Number:24 - Other Number

Description

Cigarettes. Gulong. Long cigarettes consisting of tobacco wrapped in banana leaves. At Tama Bulan's house Furness and Hill wateched women making cigarettes for the festivities attending the naming of Tama Bulan's son: "we contributed freely from our store of tobacco for the manufacture of cigarettes. . . . while some prepared the dried banana leaves, others rolled the cigarettes; some rolled them on their thighs, others on polished boeards held in their laps."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rain Forest (Furness, Hiller, Harrison Borneo Collection) (25 Feb 1989 - 01 Jul 1990) View Objects in Exhibition

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