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|Collection:||Ethnography - Africa|
|Date:||1880 c - 1920 c|
This collection of items forms a Bushman's Kit. The leather pouch contains, a wooden plate, an iron chisel, an ostrich eggshell bead necklace, poisoned arrow heads, a hidebound horn and somebuttons. The arrowheads are poisoned using the N'gwa caterpillar. Caterpillar entrails are applied to the arrowhead and left to dry in the sun. The poison can drive an animal into a manic rage and cause incredible agony.
|Presented by J R Ratcliffe, 1933.|