Incised Bamboo Lime Containers
SRJC Property Tag Number: 72824 There are nice old authentic Lime containers carved from Bamboo with beautiful geometric decorations on the surface from the South Pacific Islands (e.g. Papua New Guinea) or from the Indonesian Archipelago. Indigenous people have crafted these objects as works of art embellished with beautiful and exquisite tribal patterns many represent cultural and spiritual meaning. Private collection. Good condition. Nice patina. a) the longest b) the medium height c) the shortest
- Object: Incised Bamboo Lime Containers
- Artist: -
- Circa: -
- Dimensions: 6.5" x 5.5"
- Culture Area: Asia/ Pacific Islands
- Cultural Group: South Pacific Islands/ Indonesian Archipelago
- Cultural Context: "betel nut culture" These objects are made by the betel nut culture. Betel nuts are chewed for their stimulant properties, and additives such as lime and spices are added for flavor. Betel nut is chewed in many parts of Asia and the Pacific.
- Donor: IELM fund
- Catalog #: 118.015