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Two types of spittoons, nowadays of brass, are kept in the house: a kuplike for men and an uggu...for men and old women. The latter vessel must be kept in the outer room, and although men do use the vessel they will not touch it. The men’s spittoon, kuplike, must not be used by women, but may be carried into the inner, more sacred room of the house.

  • Source: Hockings, Paul. Sex and disease in a mountain community. Sahibabad, Distt. Ghaziabad: Vikas Publishing Pvt Ltd., 1980.
  • Culture: Badaga
  • Location: Asia