Harold and Mary Cohen : The Papua New Guinea Slide Collection
Object ID:
6.01.0615.HMC
Place:
Angoram, Lower Sepik River region, Papua New Guinea
Description:
Throughout PNG hastily set up markets are spread onto the ground to lure any tourists who might want to purchase what they have to offer. In this spread on assembled boards, green limes and yellow betel nuts are the only items. In PNG, the two are used together. The yellow acorn—size betel nut is chewed, along with the lime juice, producing a mild stimulant that colors the teeth and mouth bright red.
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