From Sri Lanka, these utensils were used for betel nut-chewing, are not just objects, but artefacts that maintained this beloved use. Dates back to the late 19th century, early 20th century and were used at Singalees New Year celebrations, weddings, or funerals.
The heavy/massive betel nut/areca nut cutter, 'Gira' in Singalees, is made as a female figure with a bird's body.
The betel nut/Limebox holders in Singalees ('Killota').
Nowadays, betel nuts are offered in a folded leaf, so these holders have become rare.
-- Betel nut cutter--
approximately 21 cm long x 7 wide x 1 cm deep.
-- larger-killote --
approximately 6 cm high x 5 cm wide x 2 cm deep (chain with spoon is 23 cm long).
approximately 5 cm high x 4 cm wide x 2 cm deep (chain with spoon is 24 cm long).
Everything will be shipped carefully packed.
- Numero complessivo di oggetti
- Taglia-dadi di betel con 2 supporti per dadi di betel (killote / limebox)
- fine XIX / inizio XX secolo
- Regione/paese d'origine
- Sri Lanka
- In ottime condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 21×7×2 cm