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 is smaller that the other lime container and is possibly made locally at Yha! The plant from which it came has not been identified. Those that have had long use polish up nicely. The one with a pattern can have this renewed by rubbing with wood ash. This is sometimes played with as a whistle. It is not of much importance at Yha! Seed of plant. Undecorated.
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100 x 45 x 45mm - HxWxD
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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