Wooden pestle and mortar for breaking betel nuts

Made:
Papua New Guinea
Wooden pestle and mortar for breaking betel nuts (mortar; pestle)

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Wooden pestle and mortar, used for breaking betel nuts, Woodlark Islands, Papua New Guinea

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A114060
Materials:
wood
type:
mortar and pestle
credit:
Wellcome Trust (Purchased from Stevens)