Betel mortar (1) - Wood - buai samting - Siassi islanders - Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea

Description
Betel mortar (1) - Wood - buai samting - Siassi islanders - Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea
1st half 20th century - Good

Interesting betel nut mortar in the shape of a female torso from the Siassi Islands, which are located in the Huon Gulf. The piece has been in my collection for so long that I don’t remember where I got it from.

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Betel mortar
Indigenous object name
buai samting
Ethnic group/ culture
Siassi islanders
Region/ country
Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
Yes
Dimensions
16.5×4.5×4.5 cm
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