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Small dark brown, hardwood bottle (part a) and additional linked chain (part b). Part a has a bulbous shape with a narrow neck. Large vertical chips are on the flared mouth. One chain is connected to the lower half of the bottle with a nail. Rounded bottom. Longer brass chain (part b) associated with the object has been repaired.

History Of Use

Tobacco bottle carried around the neck. Carvers always male, respected artisans, most always carve from single piece of wood. Special rituals associated with tools and carving. Taboos also observed. Beads hold symbolic religious significance, carry a message or a proverb.

Cultural Context

utility; decoration; ceremonial

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