People of Borneo. Wood engraving by W.B. Gardner, 1873, after F. Regamey after a photograph by August Sachtler.

  • Sachtler, August (Photographer), active 1873.
4 January 1873
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About this work


The Illustrated London news supplies the following information about the subject. Foreground, a warrior of the Dayak tribe, dwelling on the Bantak Lupar river, Sarawak, in full war costume: his spear is also a blowpipe, for shooting the arrows contained in the quiver, which are poisoned with the juice of the upas tree. Left, two warriors of the Komida tribe, from the Rajang river, and a house decorated with human heads. Right, a group of three girls, one of whom, from the Shannowit tribe, wears heavy earrings which lengthen her ears


[London] : [Illustrated London News], 4 January 1873.

Physical description

1 print : wood engraving ; sheet 37 x 47.8 cm


A sketch in Borneo. By F. Regamey. Regamey. W.B. Gardner sc. Extra supplement to the Illustrated London news, January 4 1873.


Wellcome Collection 44142i

Creator/production credits

Regamey could be Frédéric Regamey (1849-1925) or Félix-Elie Regamey (1844-1907)



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