Set Of Five Wood And Bamboo Lime Powder Holders For Betel Nut From W. Timor Island, Indonesia (Circa 1940s 60s)

Set Of Five Wood And Bamboo Lime Powder Holders For Betel Nut From W. Timor Island, Indonesia (Circa 1940s 60s)

Set Of Five Wood And Bamboo Lime Powder Holders For Betel Nut From W. Timor Island, Indonesia (Circa 1940s 60s)

£600.00
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About this item

Set of five wood and bamboo lime powder holders for betel nut from West Timor Island, Indonesia (circa 1940s - 1960s). These beautiful receptacles are made of bamboo with incised traditional decoration and beautifully carved wooden stoppers in the form of local figures. They held the lime powder which is an essential part of the betel nut mix. Chewed betel nut acts as a stimulant similar to caffeine or nicotine which helps locals suppress their hunger, reduce stress and heighten their senses. The most common method of using betel nut is to slice it into thin strips and roll it in a betel leaf with slaked lime powder. The leaf package is known as betel nut chew. These holders make for beautiful home decoration items and can be placed anywhere to create an extraordinary display.

Additional dimensions information:

Height of largest piece: 29.0 cm (11.4") Height of smallest piece: 19 cm (7.5") Width: approx 3.5 cm (1.4") (All pieces) Depth: approx 3.5 cm(1.4") (All pieces)

Dimensions

W3.5 x H29.0 x D3.5 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Good

Date of manufacture

1960s

Place of origin

Indonesia

Period

Mid 20th Century

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SKU

71302900
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