- Registration number
- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Eyu kan
- Associated cultural group
- Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Simbu (Chimbu) Province > Kundiawa District > Bismarck Mountains
- Father John Nilles
- Acquisition date
- August 06, 1953
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Father John Nilles
- Raw material
- Leaf of climbing plant
- H: W: L: D: Circum:
Paper envelope containing leaves of a climbing plant.
From the UQ Anthropology Museum exhibition 'In the Red; on the vibrancy of things' June 2012 - January 2013.
In the Red exhibition label: Medicinal material, 1937-1953. The plant medicines contained within these envelopes, presumably labelled by Nilles, were used as love charms, to inhibit menstruation and conception and to cause abortion.
Given with pork/salt to girls and women.