Lime tube with bird finial
Papua New Guinea, Iatmul
|British Private Collection||H: 26 inch||sold|
wood, bamboo tube, plant fibre, pigments, base Lime was produced by burning coral and purifying the residue. It was mainly needed for the consumption of betel, where it was wrapped in a leaf of the so-called betel pepper together with a piece of betel nut and chewed in the mouth.