The common tradition of chewing on Areca nuts is practiced in Nusa Tengarra Timor (NTT). It is similar to chewing tobacco, but chewing on the nuts produce a deep red color. Hence, Nova indicates that is called 'blood puke' in Bahasa. I have no idea if this street art is meant to reference this practice, but I really like this sketch that someone drew along the streets of Kupang.
|About 1m tall piece of street art. My working title is 'Blood Puke Vampire.'|