|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|
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.