kava sieve (sieve (narcotics & intoxicants: drinking))

Kava sieve constructed in a spiral basketry technique, which is produced by bundling together coconut leaflet pinnacles in a spiral conical structure and then binding these together with split bamboo withies that lock every two courses together successively. The upper rim of the funnel-like sieve is diagonally wrapped with the same material, to finish the tool off.

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