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favorite this post ANTIQUE PHILIPPINE BETEL NUT BOX SILVER INLAID RARE FIND - $240 (Tumon) hide this posting unhide

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make / manufacturer: HANDMADE
size / dimensions: 5 2/2"x2 1/4"x2 1/2"

OVER THE MANY CENTURIES THE CULTURE OF EATING BETEL NUT ALONG WITH THE LEAF OF THE PEPPER PLANT HAS BECOME AN ART AND REACHED A GREAT DEAL OF SOPHISTICATION AND REFINEMENT. MANY HOMES HAVE THERE OWN WAY OF PREPARING THE BETEL NUT AND THERE ARE MANY KINDS OF BETEL NUTS -ALSO THE LEAF FOR THE EATING OF THE BETEL NUT COMES FROM A PEPPER VINE- A SLIGHTLY BITTER LEAF. BETEL NUTS ALONG WITH THE PEPPER LEAF ARE ALSO EATEN IN INDIA AND MANY OTHER COUNTRIES IN ASIA/SOUTH EAST ASIA.

MANY KINDS OF BETEL NUT BOXES CAME TO BE ALONG WITH DECORATIVE CUTTERS - EACH SUITED TO THE STATUS OF THE FAMILY.



THIS PHILIPPINE ANTIQUE BETEL NUT BOX IS A RARE FIND. A HEAVY GOLDISH BRONZE INLAID WITH SILVER IN A MOST INTRICATE DESIGN. THE INSIDE HAS THREE DIVISIONS - TWO WITH A SILVER INLAID COVERS. I ASSUME FOR LIME ETC. USED TO BE EATEN WITH THE NUT. I AM NOT SURE OF HOW IT IS ACTUALLY EATEN IN THE PHILIPPINES. TWO HANDLES ON EACH SIDE.



Size: Length: 5 1/2" Width" 2 1/4" Height: 2 1/2
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