Global Art & Artifacts

Rare Antique Brass Lengguai. Betel Nut. Borneo

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Found in most homes, the Lengguai is traditionally a serving tray for daun Sirih (betel nut) . . .  a stimulant.  The more wealthy families owned the highest quality brass Lengguais, like this one.   In this case, I would guess – based on the designs and quality – that it was used to store valuables rather than a service tray.  Circa late- 1800’s to early- 1900’s.  In very good condition.  With inset (insert) dish.  For the Serious Collector.

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