Box with lid

A bamboo container to hold slaked lime for betel nut chewing. Bamboo flasks for the lime taken with betelnut were made throughout the Solomon Islands, but the incised designs on this example are characteristic of Isabel Island.

Object Summary

Museum Number E1924
Simple Name container
Full Name lime box and cover
Common Name box with lid
Production country Solomon Islands
Material bamboo cane
Collection class Containers
Collection continent Pacific
Collection area/region MELAN
Production town Isabel (by style); Santa Ysabel or Florida (Gela) (by register)
Production continent Oceania
Production date 19th century
Production year high 1865
Function name container