Large Betel Nut Box

Maranao Culture, Southern Philippines

Silver Inlaid Brass

Size:   5"D x 11"W x 5.5" H

Early 20th C.

 $ 2,200 

Betel was an essential element of every rite of passage from birth through to death. The decorated brass and silver containers are family heirlooms and boxes of this size would have been reserved for important events.