Betel Chewing Preparation (000011)
Thailand Buriram Province (Mar 1992)
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Photograph by V.C. Childress

The slicing of an areca nut. The nut is used in its unripe or mature state, or cured, depending on preference, but in all cases, it is thinly sliced. For a close-up view of slicing the nut, click here.