Sireh box

This sireh box is decorated with floral scroll in relief. Its crescent shaped and two loops at each end suggests that it was worn around the waist. 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.

Date/Period
c. 1910
Region
Brunei
Dimension
Object size: L19.2 x H5.5 x W5.5cm
Accession No.
XXXX-04029
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Brass

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