This is a unique Carved Cassowary Bone Lime Spatula from Papua New Guinea. In Papua New Guinea the people use betel nut, the fruit of the areca palm, which is chewed with lime made from burnt shells or coral and other substances to produce a mild stimulant effect. Ceremonial lime containers and Spatula's were presented to newly initiated boys by their maternal uncles to mark their newly achieved status.
The top of this spatula is carved in traditional tribal design. This would be a wonderful addition to your collection. Late 20th-Century 14.5 Inches Tall 16 Inches Tall on Stand 1/4 Wide Stem 2 Inch Wide Top AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE. WE CAN PROVIDE REFERENCES FOR ALL ARTIFACTS THAT WE SELL, AS WELL AS DOCUMENTATION TOWARD THEIR AUTHENTICITY. YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA.The item "Papua New Guinea Lime Spatula Carved Cassowary Bone Lime Spatula" is in sale since Thursday, May 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.