Lime spatula

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.

Object Summary

Museum Number 53/1962/2
Simple Name spatula
Full Name lime spatula
Common Name lime spatula
Production country Papua New Guinea
Material wood
Collection class Smoking and narcotics
Collection continent Pacific
Collection area/region MELAN
Production county south east
Production continent Oceania
Production year high 1962
Function name food