Tinder-bag (depth 8 ins) of calico, without flap;

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Tinder-bag (depth 8 ins) of calico, without flap; kept closed by merely folding down the top; contains flint (two rough pieces of chert), steel (very small and of curious shape, recurved tangs curling outwards at ends see no. 486), tinder of several kinds (a portion of coloured rag, a skein of cotton threads loosely twisted into a cord, and some plant-down enclosed in a nut of the Fan Palm); from the Chinn Hills. Burma. [One of 14 examples (nos 939-952). All ASiatic. Most designed to be suspended from a belt or girdle. Steel is usually carried inside the pouch together with flint and tinder. Tinder is usually fungus-tinder, but often match-tinder in the form of cotton threads loosely twisted into cord an d inserted into a small bamboo tube or hollow stick].

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/950
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.

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