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Bottle made out of a coconut and covered with putty. Bottles of this kind were used as containers for water or oil. Coconut oil was a much-coveted commodity on the Admiralty Islands. Large quantities were collected in a specially prepared container and distributed to the bride's family at a wedding. The oil could be transported in the small bottles. The Admiralty Islanders refer to coconut oil as »money«.

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