This betel nut bag is exceedingly rare made circa 1940 in the Oecusse District of East Timor. Extraordinary small multicolored beaded cotton (likely) fabric bag with a strap and row of beaded fringe with shells at the bottom. Attached is a beaded wood tube shaped container that has a cork stopper which probably held lime powder which is mixed with the betel leaves when chewed. On the side, there is a metal “spoon” attached to the bag.
Measurement of Bag: 5.75” Long including row of fringe at bottom x 4.25 Across.
Coca tube shaped holder: 3.50” Long x 1: Across. Metal spoon: 4” Long
Weight: 8 Oz