18th-19th century. White metal, of oval form, about 2 ¼” length. The domed top chiseled in foliate designs. The inside with remnants of lime. Chewing the betel nut is a widespread centuries-old custom through most of south and east Asia.  The nut is split and wrapped in a leaf with lime which aids in its decomposition. Chewing the nut produces a narcotic effect as well as negative health effects. Chewers develop red teeth and areas where it practiced are stained with the red expectorate. The box with gentle wear from extended use.
Stock Number: A3232


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