Betel container

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 7140
Type: object for daily use
Date of production:
early 20th century
Place of production:
Materials/Techniques: bamboo, carved, incised
Dimensions: height: 9 cm
diameter: 2. 7 cm
The surface of this bamboo container is divided into fields separated by circular bands. It was probably used to store the ingredients of the betel. This function and form is quite common on the islands, but the motif varies from region to region and may also bear indications of the status of the owner.