Lime box

This lime bos is decorated with embossed floral and geometric motif.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.

Indigenous Name
tempat kapor
c. 1910
Padang Pariaman, western Sumatra
Accession No.
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum