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mortar
Wooden mortar. Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
 
Summary:
E082200 - 18/12/1989, mortar, , Angoram Sub-Province, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Item Name:
mortar
Label:
This bird-shaped mortar was registered as a betel nut mortar. Betel nut (buai) is chewed throughout the South Pacific as a mild stimulant and to suppress hunger. The mortar was purchased in 1986 in the village of Marbuk in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea by members of the Australian Museum's Sepik Documentation Project who documented the museum's lower Sepik collection of artifacts and studied changes in coastal trade between villages.
Region:
Angoram Sub-Province
Province/State:
East Sepik Province
Country:
Papua New Guinea
Collection Area:
Pacific
Museum Department:
Anthropology
Registration Date:
18/12/1989
Registration Number:
E082200
Associated Stories:
DOMICILE
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Wooden mortar. Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden mortar. Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno
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Wooden mortar. Papua New Guinea. 
Australian Museum 
photographer: Ms. Emma Furno