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Borneo: a Dyak man demonstrating the blowpipe. Photograph, 19--.

Date
[between 1900 and 1999]
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663403i
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Description

The people have various body-piercings (through the nose) and body markings on the face

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : Central News, [between 1900 and 1999]

Physical description

1 photograph : photoprint ; sheet 20.72 x 25.2 cm

Lettering

Where the natives have a good "blow out" for nothing. Dyak boys in the wilds of Borneo taking lessons from the tribal chief in the use of the blow gun. Poison darts are blown out with deadly accuracy, this being the only means of "shooting" animals for food. The chief in the picture struck a small apple from a distance of 150 ft.

Lettering note

Bears lettering on typed slip pasted on verso, and stamp "Photo supplied Central News"

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 663403i

Languages

  • English


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