Steel, used with flint and tinder, by the Batang-Lupar Dyaks of the Kapuas River, Borneo, 1912

Made:
1912

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Steel (exactly like that from Shanghai noticed above, no. 180), used by the Batang-Lupar Dyaks of the Kapuas River, Dutch Borneo; collected in August 1912 by Mr. J. F. R. Wollaston. Borneo. Used with flint (a rough lump of chalcedony, length 1 3/8 in) and tinder (threads of cotton, twisted and plaited, dyed yellow, and inserted in a very small tube of bamboo, diam. 3/8 in)

Details

Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/181/2
type:
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.