Sireh set bowl

This sireh set bowl has fluted lid and body with openwork of geometric motif around the knob and bottom portion of the lid.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
Calapa
Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Brunei
Dimension
Object size: XXX-2978-001-2: H21.0 x Dia16.5 cm, Object size: XXXX-2978-001: H13.4 x Dia15.3 x Cir50.0 cm, Object size: XXXX-2978-002: H9.0 x Dia16.0 cm
Accession No.
XXXX-02978
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Brass