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Old Lime Stick with Ancestor Face, Sepik River - 8182


Old Lime Stick with Ancestor Face, Sepik River. Lime sticks are used as part of the betel nut chewing tradition in New Guinea. To get the mild high from the betel nut one needs seeds from the Betel nut palm tree, pepper plant pieces, and crushed lime chewed together. This very old lime stick shows a lot of use as evidenced by the reddish discoloration at the end of the stick. It was collected on the middle Sepik River by Ron Perry in 1975 and is circa 1950’s. It is14.75 inches tall and custom mounted. 

Priced at $385

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