Sirih box

This sireh box is decorated with engraved scrolling floral and geometric 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
Padang Pariaman, western Sumatra
Dimension
Object size: H:4.2 x W:10.2 x D:4.5 cm
Accession No.
XXXX-03498
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Brass

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