19th century. 14 1/8" length. Cylindrical of natural bamboo with finely carved stepped wood bowl, the lip and base ring with intricate incised geometric decoration. The stem with very fine decoration in abstract naturalistic motifs with central column of hounds tooth bands. Brass trade wire side spurs. The Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam possesses a similar example sans the bowl (TM-1911-4). Excellent well used specimen demonstrating the extraordinary graphic skills often found on early Dayak quivers and flutes.
Stock Number: FNS3077

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