This solid sculpted repoussé silver ‘box’ revealing a beautiful work entirely handmade with rudimentary tools.
The top features a near-perfect design consisting of small, perfectly symmetrical curls.
The lid is connected to the box by a chain.
CARNET DE VOYAGE DE J. DUMOULIN... BAGAN JULY 1996.
Traditionally, these boxes contained lime, which, when mixed with areca nut, spices or tobacco, was used to make betel chewing tobacco.
This used to be a common practice in many countries in Southeastern Asia and still very much present in Myanmar (Burma). It gives a feeling of slight euphoria. From experience, after a serious discussion with a betel quid consumer, it is better to schedule a talk in the morning rather than at the end of the day, as attention and understanding may be minimal.
In addition, this practice damages the users' teeth and gums, giving them an inimitable red smile.
In fairly good condition for an object from this period and used for decades but it bears the traces of its use, the upper hooping is crooked (see pictures), lime marks.
This type of box has become almost impossible to find in Myanmar (Burma).
- Accessori di noce di betel
- Molto presto ventesimo
- Regione/paese d'origine
- Poids : 92 grams
- Titolo dell'opera
- Lime box
- In ottime condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 91×36×36 mm