Txemã, the primary cacique (chief) of the Matis tribe, hunting with his
blowgun and poison darts. Note the monkey mandible on the quiver that
is used to hold clay. The clay is used as ballast on the anterior end
of the darts. In addition, the quiver contains rounded wooden sticks
that are used to manually make fire by rubbing them against a base board to
produce friction. The two woven sacks hanging from the quiver contain
kapok cotton that is applied to the dart shaft which allows air compression
that propels the poison dart.
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