Fire-drill (length 17 1/2 ins) and Hearth (4 3/4 x

Fire-drill (length 17 1/2 ins) and Hearth (4 3/4 x 1/2 x 3/4 ins); drill, a slender dark-brown twig, peeled; hearth, a thicker stick (apparently of same wood), cut flat on two sides, with three drill-pits (two used), each with a side-notch, on each narrow edge; an uncommon type; from the North Niger district. West Africa.

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/32A
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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