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very inspirational!

i used to have a few antique mortar and pestils from chachapoyas, one with a stilised monky face carved into (coarse stone), and an other was made of very fine stone and used a sphere as pestile (to make very fine powder??!). i think they were made to produce maybe all sorts of powders, but foremost, it felt like, this is for yopo and vilca.

here a pic of my vanuatu kava bowl, shaped like apost-70-0-99716900-1345527529_thumb.jpg kava leaf.

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your kava bowl looks very unique. nice!

do you have a picture from your mortar too?

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your kava bowl looks very unique. nice!

do you have a picture from your mortar too?

no, but pictures excist in vienna, and the artifacts are probably aswell still in vienna (exwife got both).

the monkey face reminded me of the kuelap monkey face, the artifacts were discovered, 2 day's walk from kuelap.

the monkey face for me, is a simple graphic version, of the expression on the face of a yopo user.

if you are interressted in that artifact, i would give you more info, if you pm me.

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Very cool, I would love to have a room set aside in my house such artefacts. It would be a great topic of conversation when friends came over.

Recently came back from Fiji and in the hotel lobby they had a massive Kava bowl that could fit my 2 nephews and their friend. It was about 2.5 feet high and about 4 ft across, Huge! I joked that thats what they used to cook up humans, they almost believed me.

(I was very aware to be respectful, and asked if they could climb in the bowl. They had no problems with it, as it was just a show piece not used for Kava.)

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wow- but maybe they really cooked humans ;-)

I'm cultivating a polynesian fruit called Cannibal's Tomato (Solanum viride syn. S. uporo). There is a story about this plant:

In ancient times in Fiji the fruit (must be cooked) was eaten with human flesh, because without the tomato it is hard to digest....

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Wild tea buds (Ming Qian) infusion in a traditional bamboo cup, in which they brew it in Yunnan, the home of tea:

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Wow i don't know how i missed this thread until now.

What an amazing collection of treasures MP.

So the soapstone mushroom man, you made that yourself?

My partner has one of those huichol yarn pictures, i love how bright and beautiful they are.

I'll try take a photo sometime.

Not quite as worldly as your artifacts, but my mother worked in central otago for a couple of years restoring lots of small stone huts that were built by the chinese during the NZ gold rush.

She found many little bottles and kitchen-ware, even a little pipe which i assume would have been used for opium.

I'll ask her if she still has it.

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thanks bogfrog :worship:

yes the soapstone- mushstone took months of work

The pictures of the huichol yarn picture and the opium pipe would be a nice completion

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P. cubensis 'Cambodia' in cast resin, now over 8 years old:

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A cocoa fruit:

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thnX thed00dabidies,

yeah, ethno- research never ends,

the more we know, we know that we know nothing

most interesting are the limits of science and the border to the unknown, where it goes spiritual

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Not very often I am as impressed as I am over your collection.

Very impressive.

Here are 3 Ethno containers given to me recently as a gift from Toast.

We were celabrating at the time so I am a bit fuzzy on their exact use.

Anyhow, I will add them to this great thread as my 2bobs worth.

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interesting containers, do you know where they come from?

the first looks like a betel- chalk- repository (bone) from Southeast-Asia

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heres the little pipe, its made from a whitish clay, quite light but sturdy

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this fellow isn't really an ethno artifact, but it was created with the intention representing a shaman under the influence of a sacred brew:

Shaman box from purple heartwood (Peltogyne) created by Dave Man,

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and this isn't really an artifact either, (maybe it will be unearthed in some future civilization, and then it will be)

Deer antler pipe, with lophophora skrimshaw created by Dave Man,

i will try and get a photo of the string art too but it may take me a week or so as it is in my partners house truck 30mins out of town

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beautiful, especially the antler pipe with the peyote!

is this the O-pipe you found in the chinese hut? most white pipes are made of sepiolith (meerschaum)

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My pipe-collection:

from left to right: Nosepipe (selfmade from clay, like the ones from the early americans), Indian pipe from Peruvian Indians with anaconda-skin, root-pipe (selfmade), ironwood-chillum, chillum from Ladakhi- monk, shipibo-pipe, old indian pipe (clay), South American pipe with fur and Rhynchosia pyramidalis- seed in clay, two selfmade sepiolithe-pipes, cobra-chillum, small pure-pipe (selfmade from hemp-wood), small spanish pipe

on the top: a selfmade bong out of a bottle Agwa-Coca- liqueur, glass-kawumm, revolver-pipe, sepiolithe-flask (selfmade)

downside: telescope-pipe, the chinese O-pipe, acrylic kawumm

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Great stuff, keep it coming im sure you have other interesting stuff even if its slightly off topic.

I will get Toast to answer your question about the containers he gave me.

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Awesome stuff MP, such a great collection!

I think how you display the relevant plant material with the artefacts :)

I will get Toast to answer your question about the containers he gave me.

I was wondering where that stuff got to colhawk ;)

That's right MP, the left is a cow bone betel nut/ lime container from Asia.

Middle is a bamboo betel nut/ lime container purchased from SAB.

Right is an Asian snuff bottle.

Here are some pics of my collection of artefacts:

Huichol yarnwork from Koda

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Another betel nut/ lime container from Asia

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African shaman's box

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Kava bowl, cups and empty packets

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Opium smoker photo, pipe and container

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Asian snuff bottle

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Shipibo textile - my favourite, as big as a double bed

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A few pics of more recent paraphernalia:

American Herbal Practioner's Tax Stamp

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Un-opened tobacco seed packet (front)

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Un-opened tobacco seed packet (back)

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Shirt with medicinal weed logo

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Wow. I would have stolen your shipibo textile instead if I had of spied it.

Thanks for chipping in Toast.

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So cool! I want to get pretty shamany things now.

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Mindperformer, I'm yet to see a post of yours on this forum which hasn't blown my mind. Please keep it up. You are an incredible and inspirational individual. Far out dude. Keep it real. Love Khala.

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Thanks Khala ;-)

@colhawk: *gg* yes, the shipibo-textile is very psychedelic, they make it as plan of psychedelic landscapes for ayahuasca and I heard they even can sing the patterns

@toast: you have also a great collection! what fascinated me most is the african shaman's box, ...like pandora's box ;-) was there something inside?

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