Double-Sided Lime Container by Andrew BushaDouble-Sided Lime Container by Andrew Busha
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Double-Sided Lime Container

Andrew Busha

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In the Middle Sepik, finely carved lime containers like this one are given to young men at initiation. Lime is dabbed onto the tongue to alleviate the bitterness of betel nut, a mild stimulant, intoxicant, and appetite suppressant. This piece is unusual in that it combines a lime container and stopper (the cane segment and human endpiece) with a lime stick (hidden, projecting from the rooster & crocodile handle).

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Location Papua New Guinea
Region Papua New Guinea
Artist Andrew Busha
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created 1996
Dimensions 47" long
Materials & Edition wood, cane, cowrie shells, natural fibre & pigments

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