Betel-nut cutters are used to slice and peel shavings from the dried and hard Areca nut (that hardens to a wood- like consistency), before wrapping it in a betel leaf with calcium hydroxide (slaked lime) and some spices for extra flavoring.
Chewing the mixture of Areca nut and betel leaf is a tradition or ritual which dates back hundreds of years in much of the geographical areas from South Asia eastward to the Pacific ocean. In Indonesia, the tradition of chewing Betel Nut are widely spread across Sumatera people, Javanese, Balinese, Sulawesi, including NTT and NTB.
∙ Javanese Betel Nut Cutter
∙ Circa approx. 19th century
∙ Weight : 353 gr
∙ Length : 9″ (23 cm)
∙ Height: 2.7″ (7 cm)
∙ Heigh with Stand : 7.3″ (18.5 cm)
∙ Antique products may have some minor defects
∙ Please judge for the condition of the items by yourself, have a look at the large-size pictures
∙ You will receive the item as in the picture, they are in the condition as shown
∙ Non-returnable, non-exchangeable, and non-refundable
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