Sireh set receptacles

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
Mid 20th century
Region
Coastal East Kalimantan
Dimension
Object size: XXXX-04034-001: H4.4 cm, Object size: XXXX-04034-003: H4.4 cm, Object size: XXXX-04034-005: H4.4 cm, Object size: XXXX-04034-007: H4.4 cm
Accession No.
XXXX-04034
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Brass

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