Seed case

In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this seed case, 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: Small gourd like seed case. Blown as a whistle and used to imitate the bird wlop (Poolangus ocellatus) which comes to the call and is shot. Probably manufactured by men. Used by men and boys.
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Seed case.
78 x 39mm - length x diameter [verified].
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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