Vintage 1970s Indonesia Ethnic Home Decor, Bamboo Wooden Lime Container Box

Wooden Lime Bettelnut Medicine Recipient made with Small Bamboo Sections, Vintage 1970s Indonesia Ethnic Home Decor, Abstract Geometry and Flowers Etched Artwork

 

For your consideration is a finely carved bamboo lime container with a hand carved decorative Floral and Abstract Geometry motif etched into the surface. The patina is deep and the ends have been sealed with wood. The Highland Atoni People have always been enthusiastic practitioners of the betel nut ceremony which has both formal and informal formats. The artifact is in excellent vintage condition and there is residual lime powder in the container.

Chewing the mixture of areca nut and betel leaf is a tradition, custom or ritual which dates back thousands of years in much of the geographical areas from South Asia eastward to the Pacific. It constitutes an important and popular cultural activity in many Asian and Oceanic countries, It is not known how or when the areca nut and the betel leaf were first combined into one psychoactive drug. Archaeological evidence from Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines suggests they have been used in tandem for at least 4000 years.

 

Dimensions: 6" x 2" x 2" inches / Weight 102 grams
All measurements are approximated

    $64.00Price

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