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Collection: Australian History Museum

Lime Gourd

Large PNG Lime Gourd

Accession # AHM001287
Creator Unknown
Culture
Period 20th Century
Date unknown
Provenance Papua New Guinea
Material/s Gourd (dried and hollowed) | boar tusk and woven pandanus fronds.
Dimensions 217mm (l) x 165mm (w)
Collection Australian History Museum
Source AHM, Macquarie University
Classification Container
Small PNG Gourd AHM001286
A large gourd that has been hollowed out,dried and burnished with intricate designs. Originating from Papua New Guinea,gourds such as this one were used to hold a mixture of lime powder (extracted from coral) and crushed betel nut,which would be inhaled to give a mild euphoric high.

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Australian History Museum (2018). Lime Gourd, AHM001287. https://objectbasedlearning.com//australian-history-museum/AHM001287 (accessed on: 01 November 2018).

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