A lovely example of the skill of the carvers in the 2 main bone and buffalo horn carving villages in the highlands of central West Timor.
The carver of this elegant lime container has worked the traditional Timorese geko motif into the body. Finished with a lovingly carved bird redwood plug. A good solid well used, tribal lime powder container. The use of the natural curve of the horn adds to the character of this fine piece.
16.5cm / 7.5″ tall.
62g / 2.2oz.
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Selecting, offering, cutting, chewing and spitting of Pua holds high social bearing in the structure of Timorese Society and the Atoni have created a spectacular and varied betel nut accessory or paraphernalia around it. Containers to hold the Betel and Sirih and Tobacco, different ones to hold the lime powder, cutters and mashers to help you keep right on chewing when your teeth are too worn down and bags to keep it all in.