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Tribal Medicine Flask


A traditional carved buffalo bone and wood container used as a medicine or lime-powder holder from West Timor, Indonesia. The removable top of the flask is a figureĀ  representing a human spirit or an ancestor

Lime-powder is an essential part of the betel nut mix.

(Chewed betel nut acts as a stimulant, a mild narcotic, similar to nicotine and helps to induce calm and heighten senses. during religious ceremonies)

Complete with a bespoke stand

35 cm tall including stand