INDONESIAN MULTICOLORED BEADED COTTON FABRIC BETEL BAG

$195.00

1 in stock

SKU: SQ6777783 Category:

Description

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

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

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