i2o H. Ling Roth.aNatives of Sarawak and Brit. 7. Borneo.
hemispherical base of very light wood, so as to afford a surface for the breath
to act upon. The point is cut sharp."
Sumpitan Arrows with Pith Butts. (Brit. Mus.)
(Horsburgh, p. 38.) Mr. Brooke Low describes the darts as " made of the palm called apieng," while Sir Sp. St. John describes those in use by the Adang Muruts as "slips of wood, tipped with spear-shaped heads cut out of bamboo." (ii. 89.)
Wooden Bodkin with Brass Pin.
Used for making the butts, from sago palm midribs, for blowpipe arrows (see text).
Length, 8Jin, (Edinbro' Mus.)
On the Mambakut River the " arrows are nine inches long, of tough wood, not thicker than moderate-sized wire, very neatly made, and generally barbed with sharpened fish bones .... and in order to give greater velocity to the arrow, the head of it is made to fit exactly to the size of the tube, and is formed of a sort of pith, or of very soft wood." (Mundy ii. 226.) According to Mr. Whitehead (p. 75) the "darts are made from the stem of a palm-leafaas hard as the tough nebong fibreawhich is cut into slender strips, tapering into a needle-like point and nearly a foot in length. The resistance to the air is obtained by piercing a small piece of dried pith (from a species of mountain sago-
Bambu Quiver (S.E. Coast).
Bands on upper rtion are dark irown and yellow rotan. The two
is of iron. (Brit. Mus.)
ends of the quiver
painted dark crim- , . . .. . . .
son. The belt hook palm) on a brass needle, which
is fixed in the centre of a small length of rattan, previously .pared to fit the barrel ; then by paring over the pith towards the needle a neat little cone gutta at one time. Length, with cover is formed, already pierced exactly in the
centre, the base of which, being the same (Oxford Mus)
Bambu Quiver. appears to have been inset withBambu Quiver. appears to have been inset with