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Registration number
26090
Item name
Container 
Category
Container
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Americas > Peru > Piura Region > Talara > Parinas Valley
Map
Collector
Mrs Winifred Hall 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
by Dr Ian McNiven 
Dimensions
H: W: 170 mm L: 305 mm D: 110 mm Circum:

Description

A container for holding blowpipe darts and kapok. Bamboo shaft approx 30cm (split). Has ball shaped attachment which is hollow and contains wool. Rope handle. Bamboo tube with a round gourd shape attached. Bamboo has removable hand brush that has folded rattan hairs secured with cotton thread. Bamboo tube has two holes in one end to which a handle made from cotton threads. Tube has black residue on one end. Round gourd shape is attached to tube by piece of wood that runs through sphere through two holes in base and by woven cotton thread/string. Sphere has a round hole cut in the top and is filled with unspun cotton.

Research notes

Blowpipe holder 26090 was collected by Mrs Hall and her husband in the mid-1930's in the Parinas Valley of Peru. The exact location is unknown but it was a two and a half hour drive from Talana on the Coast. The local artifact trader would go on trading journeys into the headwaters of the Amazon River with men, coming out to the coast at Talara [McNiven source file].

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