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Torch made of leaf, "resin" (hardened oil of canarium nut).
- Curator's comments
- "Traditional candle. Leaf wrap is probably Nipa fruticans. Fuel core is resin tapped from the ngali nut tree, Canarium solomonense. These candles are propped up in a depression in the house floor, for lighting. This type was in widespread use through the western Solomons. Known in Vella Lavella as "juke"; in the Zabara language of Santa Ysabel as "zuta". These language words are now used for contemporary lamps such as hurricane lantern. The traditional item is no longer in use. This particular specimen was prepared in 1984 at Paradise village, North New Georgia (Kusaghe)". Information provided by donor.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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