Seed shell

Description
In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this shell, from Graham Jackson. Jackson was a New Zealand anthropologist who spent time living with and researching the Kopon and the Kalam people of the Lower Kaironk Valley in Papua New Guinea.

Jackson fieldnotes: Shell of a seed. A sauce is made from the seed. The shell may be used as a small container for eating with taro, pit pit etc. Manufacture unknown.
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Seed shell.
Measurements
38 x 64 x 45mm - HxWxD
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1974/64/161

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