Antique Early 20th C. Bamboo Blow Gun Poison Dart Quiver Poss Dayak Borneo 20" For Sale
Antique Early 20th C. Bamboo Blow Gun Poison Dart Quiver poss Dayak Borneo 20" Description
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An early 20th century blowpipe dart quiver, possibly from the Dayak people of Borneo (Indonesia).
The quiver is utilitarian and is made from a section of bamboo, with a bamboo end cap sealed with wax or resin, wax finished woven rattan bindings, & a woven rattan hinged lid. There are two cords attached to the binding, one of which ends in a monkey bone (perhaps a good luck charm ?)
The interior is fitted with hollow wooden cylinders, to house individual darts (there is only 1 partial dart present).
Condition is used, with signs of use and wear commensurate with age, but no damage other than a couple of loose rattan strands and a split at the top of the bambooo.
The total height (inc. lid) is approx 20 1/4" (52cm), with the actual bamboo body standing just over 15" (38.5cm) high. The diameter is approx 3" (7.5cm).
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