Collection: Macquarie University History Museum

Lime Gourd

Large PNG Lime Gourd

Accession # AHM001287
Creator Unknown
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 Macquarie University 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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Macquarie University History Museum (2020). Lime Gourd, AHM001287. // (accessed on: 14 June 2020).

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