In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this seed pod, 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: Seed pod of a certain tree used as a container. Magonanb = name of tree; magon = seed. Occasionally used as a container. Also occasionally to drink water from. Things used for drinking water are called alwak. Possibly manufactured by men.
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