Lime spatula

Description
Wood spatula that would have been used in the chewing of a quid: a betel leaf wrapped around portions of areca nut and slaked lime for its stimulating effect. A popular social pastime in many parts of Asia and Melanesia.
Accession Loan No.
86/1995/1
Collection Class
Smoking and narcotics
Common Name
lime spatula
Simple Name
spatula
Full Name
lime spatula
Dimensions
whole length 298 mm; whole W 96 mm
Production County
? Massim district
Production Country
Papua New Guinea
Production Area Region
Melanesia
Production Continent
Oceania
Family Group

Material
turtle shell
Function Name
food
Function Detail
Betel-chewing equipment
Collection Area Region
MELAN
Collection Continent
Pacific

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