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mortar
Mortar, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
 
Summary:
E084781 - 12/2/1991, mortar, , Tikopia Island, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands, Pacific
Item Name:
mortar
Label:
This betel nut mortar (soka) was used to grind betel nut (the fruit of the areca palm) which, in many parts of Melanesia, is chewed with betel leaf and powdered lime (burnt coral or shells) to produce a mild stimulant or to ease hunger. The mortar was collected in 1928-29 on Tikopia Island in the Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands by Professor Raymond Firth. The University of Sydney donated it to the Museum in 1991.
Keywords:
pastime
Region:
Tikopia Island
Province/State:
Temotu Province
Country:
Solomon Islands
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
12/02/1991
Registration Number:
E084781
Associated Stories:
DOMICILE
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Mortar, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Mortar, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Mortar, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Mortar, Solomon Islands 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno