Betel Chewing, Leaf Holders, Lime Containers, and Other (Paraphernalia) (000068-closer)
Myanmar Container Lacquer and Silver (Mar 1992)  
Previous Home Next

A 20th century red lacquer cylindrical box for betel chewing ingredients (H=23 cm). The cover and the body are approximately the same size and fit together tightly. The elaborate decoration on this box is executed by applying high-relief figures in silver. The images depict characters from the epic tale, Ramayana,