Rounded box in copper, covered with silver, it bears the traces of very nice craftsmanship, entirely handmade, with rudimentary tools, box in embossed and chiselled metal. Animal decorations.
Height: 95 mm. Diameter: 105 mm; Weight: 238 grams.
Average condition, it needs deep cleaning, some pieces of silver are missing.
TRAVEL DIARY OF JEAN DUMOULIN:
Traditionally, these boxes contained lime, which, when mixed with areca nut, spices of tobacco, was used to make betel chewing tobacco.
This was a common practice in many countries in southeastern Asia, and is still very present in Myanmar (Burma). It gives a feeling of slight euphoria to the consumers. 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 user’s teeth and gums, giving them an inimitable red smile.
It will be packaged with care, sent with insurance and track & trace via Bpost.
- Accessori di noce di betel
- Metallo goffrato e inciso
- lega metallica
- Primi ventesimo
- Regione/paese d'origine
- In discrete condizioni, vedi descrizione
- 95×105×105 mm