Sireh set

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
Acquired in 1963
Region
Malay Peninsula
Dimension
Gross measurement: Dia: 21cm
Accession No.
XXXX-10387
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Fibre Work