[singlepic id=264 w=450 h=250 float=none]Cup, Bilo
Large yaqona drinking cup made of half a coconut shell. The inside shows a thick light-yellow patina due to repeated yaqona deposits.
Originally from Fiji. Acquired by A. von Hügel in England, 1895. Z 3419
In 19th-century Fiji, preparing and drinking yaqona was a complex and codified operation. A wide range of containers, strainers, cups and stands were used. The materials employed in making these objects varied according to where they were produced and used.