Lime container

Unknown Maker
In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this lime container, 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: This contains lime for chewing with betel. The Kopon do not themselves chew betel. Small gourd containing lime and spatula of hardwood as stopper.
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Gourd and hardwood stopper, containing lime.
170 x 64 x 60mm - HxWXD
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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