Sireh or tobacco container

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
Early 20th century
Region
Sarawak
Dimension
Object size: 15.5 x 4 cm [DIAMETER]
Accession No.
XXXX-11336
Material
WOOD
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Woodcarving