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Tobacco Pipe

Object Number:P952A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Sebop
Provenience: Borneo
Sarawak
Tinjar River
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Bamboo
Wood
Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. William H. Furness 3rd., 1898

Description

Tobacco pipe. Supak. Length of bamboo with a wooden bowl inserted into a hole near one end. "The stem is a piece of bamboo more than an inch in diameter, into which is set a straight, slim bowl, which can hold only a small wad of tobacco. In the stem they insert a plug of shredded palm leaes, or of shavings of wood, bound on a stick; and then take the end of the stem into their mouths, and having first got the tobacco well alight by a few gentle puffs, they give a powerful suck, whereby the wad of glowing tobacco is drawn down through the bowl into the stem, but is prevented from reaching the mouth by the plug of palm leaves." (The Home-Life of Borneo Head-Hunters)

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, p (middle, second from bottom)View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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