Betel nut bowl


Very old wooden bowl with outer ring for siri (betel nut) and inner square for lime. This is a very rare bowl from one of the most interesting islands in Indonesia, Lamalera Village on Lembata Island East Nusa Tengara Indonesia. Betel chewing is firmly embedded in the traditions of Indonesia, which gave rise to an entire artistic genre that included implements for preparing, serving, transporting, and storing betel ingredients. 19cm diameter 6.2cm depth.

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