6.25 in HIGH x 3.75 in WIDE x 3.75 in DEEP
(15.87 cm HIGH x 9.52 cm WIDE x 9.52 cm DEEP)
New Guinea
Museum Purchase

Lime bottle; small gourd. Corded with sennit. To hold lime for chewing betel nut (arica catecho). Installed in Educational Ex Case Sug. 1953 "Lime bottle. Small gourd, corded with sennit to hold lime for chewing with betel nut. Melanesia, New Guinea." (warehouse card) "Calabash. Probably a water bottle, not a lime bottle." (John Barker, 12/94) "Calabash is the Hawaiian pidgin word for gourd." (William Davenport, 2/95)
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