Sireh set platter

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, gambier and 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
Donated in 1940
Region
Kelantan, Northeast Malay Peninsula
Accession No.
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Material
WOOD
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Woodcarving