Betel Chewing, Leaf Holders, Lime Containers, and Other (Paraphernalia) (000070)
The Philippines Container Silver and Brass
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A 20th century rectangular box of brass and silver inlay for betel chewing ingredients made by the Marano people of the Philippines (L=21 cm). The interior is fitted with four individual compartments for the ingredients. The box is decorated with a repetitive pattern dominated by a graceful floral scroll that covers the entire box.