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Maker: Michael Callaghan; Alison Alder; Redback Graphix
Date Made: 1988
Place Made: Australia: Sydney
Measurements: 92.4 cm x 62.4 cm; 36 3/8 in x 24 9/16 in
Main Subject: Australia (Oceania); Indigenous Peoples
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Fiji kava story - traditional way Aboriginal kava story kava - drink little bit Produced by Aboriginal and Islander People of Australia as part of the Drug Offensive'
Acquisition Number: 1991-017
Came to CSPG directly from Redback in 1991, from Director Alison Alder. Client: National Campaign Against Drug Abuse, Canberra. Kava is the term used for both the plant and the beverage made from it. the beverage is prepared prepared from the root of a shrub called the pepper plant, Piper methysticum, found in Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia. The kava root is ground to a powder, and it has a brownish color. The brownish powder is then mixed with water and drank as a beverage, without being fermented. Extracts from the kava root are now placed in capsules and sold as kava or kava kava.'
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