Sireh box

This sireh box is decorated with engraved 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 nut, gambier, 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
salapah panjang
Date/Period
c.1930
Region
Minangkabau, Western Sumatra
Dimension
Object size: L17.8 x H5.2 x W7.5cm
Accession No.
XXXX-04028
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Brass

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