Pieces of kava root

Four pieces of kava root tied together by string. An attached card label reads: 'SAMOA KAVA ROOT, Native name - 'ava'. The dried root of the Pipermethnicticum from, which the ceremonial drink is prepared by being chewed, grated or pounded.' Formerly in the collections of the London Missionary Society.

Object Details

ID: ZBA5642
Collection: Natural History
Type: Root
Display location: Not on display
Date made: Before 1946
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 70 mm x 150 mm x 110 mm

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