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lime spatula

lime spatula
Wooden lime spatula, Massim, Papua New Guinea, Pacific 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Keren Ruki
 
Summary:
A016228 - 0/3/1883, lime spatula, , Trobriand Islands, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
lime spatula
Label:
This is a wooden lime spatula from the Trobriand Islands. It was probably used to take crushed lime (burnt coral) out of a container and put in the mouth. The lime reacts with chewed betel or tobacco leaf and areca nut to produce a mild stimulant. The Museum bought the spatula in 1883 from Mason Brothers Ltd, merchants and importers in Sydney.
Region:
Trobriand Islands
Province/State:
Milne Bay Province
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
/03/1883
Registration Number:
A016228
Associated Stories:
DOMICILE
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Wooden lime spatula, Massim, Papua New Guinea, Pacific 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Keren Ruki
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Wooden lime spatula, Massim, Papua New Guinea, Pacific 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Keren Ruki
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Wooden lime spatula, Massim, Papua New Guinea, Pacific 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Keren Ruki
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Wooden lime spatula, Massim, Papua New Guinea, Pacific 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Keren Ruki
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Wooden lime spatula, Massim, Papua New Guinea, Pacific 
Australian Museum 
photographer: AM, Anthropology Dept - Keren Ruki
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Wooden spatula, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden spatula, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden spatula, Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno