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betel nut

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… Continue reading

Antique Brass Betel Nut Container, Borneo

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Detail: Betel is the leaf of a vine that is valued as a mild stimulant and for its medicinal properties. Wrapping leaves and stuffing them into the Areca nut – itself a stimulant – is called, at least to those in Southeast Asia, Betel Nut. This antique brass container is… Continue reading
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