Quiver Called "Tolor" With Its Fork Culture Dayak, Kalimantan, Borneo Island, Indonesia

Frédéric Coridon


QUIVER called "Tolor" with its FORK
Dayak Culture, Kalimantan, Borneo Island, Indonesia
First half of the 20th century
Bamboo, wood, plant fibers and bone
H: 37; W: 11; Thickness: 8.5 cm

The quiver is made from a section of bamboo that once held the arrows. It closes with a bamboo cover, embellished with woven plant fibers. The fork is held on the boom carrier by means of links of the same material. It is made of wood, decorated with two bone inserts: the first, tapered for the tip, and the second for the upper part. It features an anthropozoomorphic figure seated in the round. This fork allowed the quiver to be worn on the belt.

Weapons of war but also used for hunting, arrows were launched using a blowpipe and most of the time carrying "ipoh" poison.
Quivers with a figured stopper represent important objects for Dayak culture.

Illustrative photograph: Dr. AW Nieuwenhuis in Quer durch Borneo.

Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

Condition Very good state
480 €

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