In the Horniman

We work at the Horniman Museum and Gardens' stores and come across all manner of interesting, unusual and fascinating finds.
Here we share a few we like with you, but there are lots more listed on our website.


At the moment, we're mainly working on a collections review project: Collections People Stories, reviewing our Anthropology collections. You can learn more about all the collections at the Horniman on our website.

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We’re currently working on Narcotics and Intoxicants, and this is an areca, or betel, nut cutter from Bombay, India. The chewing of the mixture of betel nuts and leaves is traditional in many parts of Asia and Africa, but studies have now shown the substance to be carcinogenic.

We’re currently working on Narcotics and Intoxicants, and this is an areca, or betel, nut cutter from Bombay, India. The chewing of the mixture of betel nuts and leaves is traditional in many parts of Asia and Africa, but studies have now shown the substance to be carcinogenic.

— 12 months ago with 33 notes

#narcotics  #health and healing  #intoxicant  #areca  #nut  #leaf  #betel  #chewing  #asia  #India  #Bombay  #cancer  #tradition  #Horniman Museum 
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