Sireh set

This sireh set is made of woven rattan.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
Mid 20th century
Region
Sumatra
Dimension
Unknown Type: Please refer to parts
Accession No.
WA-0712
Material
Rattan
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Fibre Work