Sireh box

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
Tempat Sirih
Date/Period
c. 1900
Region
Unknown
Dimension
Object size: H6.0 x W17.8 x D9.0 cm
Accession No.
XXXX-03484
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Brass

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