Indonesian Dragon Blow Gun, Made of Bone

Item CT06       

This Item was Sold on 3 August 2010 for $29

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This small blowgun is made out of bone and intricately carved into the shape of a dragon. The blowgun is painted black and has a metal wire ring to simulate an eye. One of the wire eyes is missing, but this can easily be replaced. The tail segment is removed to gain access to the blow hole. The dart is expelled out of the dragon's mouth. There are two small bone hooks at the bottom. These hooks are used to hold a small bone case of metal darts. The bone case is missing and not included. There are no darts, but you can make your own darts by wrapping cotton or paper around the head of a needle or by using a wooden skewer cut to a length of about 2 or 3 inches. This blow gun is in very good condition. Length = 94 cm ; Weight = 784 gm

This artifact is from the estate of Dain Torguson. The family will use the proceeds resulting from the sale of this item to finish and display an unfinished sculpture by Dain. The sculpture will reside in a public library in Rapid City, North Dakota.

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