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Lump of a red substance, 'nana', used as face and body paint and for colouring hammocks, stools and women's loincloths. Made from the berries of the 'onoto' or 'achiote' tree.
Width: 3.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Lump of red substance.
Sanema. "NANA". Face and body paint. Used also for colouring hammocks and stools and the loincloths of women [but not men]. Made from the berries of the 'ONOTO' or 'ACHIOTE' tree, known to the Yequana as 'LUHISU'.
This object is likely to contain traces of curare - either strychnos bisindole, or bisbenzylisoqinoline, or a combination of both. Wear gloves and handle with care.
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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