Photograph of two Natives of India (Badagas of the

Photograph of two Natives of India (Badagas of the Nilgiri Hills) making fire with a Thong Fire-drill; one holding the hearth in position with his feet and the head of the drill in position with a piece of cocoa-nut shell, the other pulling the thong backwards and forwards; the hearth of unusual length (about 2 ft) and size. (see Thurston's "Ethnographic Notes in Southern India", p. 467 and pl. xxviii a: 1906).

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Category:
Firemaking
Object Number:
1937-682/71
credit:
Wilkinson Sword Ltd.
status:
Permanent collection

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