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Betel nut Accessories - Lime and Tobacco Containers
TKDAN159 det
Ceremonial Lime Container
Lucas Missa
Fenun Village - Amanatun District - West Timor
11.5" measured along curve
2.5" X 2 measurement at base
161 grams - REF#DAN159

The twin villages of Fenun and Anin were the epicenter of the finest horn and bone lime containers circulated throughout the district.  As late as 1990 there were 110 active carvers divided into two large clans, by 2000 eleven remained active.  This is one of the few pieces where I can give you the name of the artist, Daniel Tefa who makes them as a hobby, personal use and trade.  Beautiful betel nut accessories are a bit of a tribal fashion statement and trading / gifting item for the men.

The craftsmanship is masterful.  The material is buffalo horn with motif "kaif" - symbol of kinship and power deeply etched into the surface. The bottom has been sealed with a rosewood plug.

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7.75" X 1.25"
54 grams
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4.25" X 2" -33 grams
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TK77
4.25" X 2.5"
77 grams
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7.5" X 1.5"
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BAMBOO BETELNUT ACCESSORIES
tk126 tkb72 tkb56 TKB152  

TK126
9" X 1.5"
125 grams

TKB72
7.5" X 1.25"
72 grams
TKB56
6.75" X 1.5"
57 gram

TKB152
8" X 2.75"
152 grams

 
BONE / ANTLER/ BUFFALO HORN LIME CONTAINERS
tk010

tk60

   

TK010
5.5" X 1" - 76 gramsScrimshaw on buffalo bone with rosewood stoppers and a combiniation of traditional and whimsical motifs.

TK60
5" X 7/8"
each side of this deer antler container has been carved out of one piece of antler.

   
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