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Tobacco Box

Object Number:P911
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kayan
Provenience: Borneo
Sarawak
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bamboo
Wood
Tobacco
Plant Fiber
Pigment
Height: 26.987 cm
Width: 5.715 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898
Other Number:23-2 - Other Number

Description

Segment of bamboo, carved wooden stopper with bead and twisted fiber grip. Bands of incised and colored patterns, including paired leaves and stylized aso motifs. Tobacco inside. "Carved bamboo tobacco box, used by the Kayans to hold both tobacco and rolls of banana leaf, whereof cigarettes are made." (The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters)

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

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. 170View 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 44, b (far left, top)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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