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Two harpoon type blowpipe darts with iron points and line, used for catchhing fish in tanks and rivers.

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blowpipe dart

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Additional names, titles, or classifications
object name (Horniman Ethno.):  blowpipe dart

Malabar, India, South Asia, Asia
Additional place information
made or collected: Calicut, Malabar 

Materials & techniques
wood; iron; string; textile
Additional material & technique information
material: wood (blowpipe)
material: string (string)
material: iron (dart)
material: textile (end of tube)

donor:  Department of Fisheries, Madras  gift 1924

Related objects
contains blowpipe dart (24.317i)
Related subjects
theme: War- and Peace-making
object name (Horniman Ethno.): blowpipe darts
material: iron
material: string
material: textile
material: wood

Record created 2000-01-22 by DRICE
Record last updated 2013-08-10 by RSHEPHERD

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