Sirih box

This sireh box is decortaed with engraved diamond-shaped and floral motifs.Various types of betel or sireh set and receptacles were created in the Malay and Indonesian Archipelago to hold the ingredients of the betel chew. A set generally comprises a receptacle for holding betel leaves, pots for areca, gambier and lime and a nut cutter. A betel quid consists of a betel leaf smeared with lime, thin shavings of areca nut, gambier as well as other ingredient such as cloves.

Date/Period
c. 1910
Region
Minangkabau, Western Sumatra
Dimension
Object size: W6.5 x L17.0 x H5.0 cm
Accession No.
XXXX-04132
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Brass

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