kava cup (cup (narcotics & intoxicants: drinking)); kava cup (ceremonial artefacts & rank insignia)

Kava cup made from the pointed half of a coconut shell, which has been pierced through at the end for the insertion of a suspension cord. This is a heavily used example, and has become a pale caramel colour through the accumulation of Kava residue over many years.

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