In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this bamboo scraper, 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: A scraper made from bamboo, for scraping taro, sweet potato and the things cooked in the open fire, before eating. These are also used as knives. Probably manufactured and used by anyone.
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