Blowgun

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Culture/People
Guahibo
Collector
Felix V. DiGiovanni, Non-Indian, 1909-1990
Previous owner
Felix V. DiGiovanni, Non-Indian, 1909-1990
Donor
Pauline G. DiGiovanni, Non-Indian, 1915-2005
Object Name
Blowgun
Media/Materials
Wood, vegetal fiber
Techniques
Carved, wrapped
Dimensions
183 x 5 x 5 cm
Object Type
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Place
Plains, Río Orinoco and Río Vichada region; Vichada Department; Colombia
Date created
circa 1935
Collection History
Collected by Felix V. DiGiovanni (1909-1990, an explorer and photographer) while traveling and making an ethnographic film in Colombia between 1933 and the early 1940s; donated to NMAI in 1992 by his wife Pauline G. DiGiovanni (1915-2005).
Catalog Number
25/4044
Barcode
254044.000
See related items
Guahibo
Hunting/Fishing/Warfare
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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