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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Burmese Lacquer Betel Container

Lacquer betel nut box. It was originated from Burma. It was believed to be used in early 1940's. This betel nut box also one of the favorite for Nyonya community. Chewing betel was one of the most favorite to Indians. They usually chew the betel leaves after their meals. The compartment in the box made from silver (low grade) and it used to place ingredients needed to chew betel. According to older generations of Indian people, a lot of Indian people use to work in Burma in those days. They will buy this and present it as a gift to friends or for wedding DOWRI.

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