Antique Brass Betel Nut Cutters With Dragon Motif

$1,500.00

Chewing of the betel nut dates back as far as The Vedic period in Hinduism around 1700 – 1100 BCE. Held in high esteem and very much a cultural tradition, royalty had servants carry trays and would offer guests betel nuts and betel nut leaves as one would offer a drink.

The chewing of nuts was also associated with lovers. Chewing the nut preserved fresh breath and was also known to have relaxing properties. Hence there was a sexual symbolism, the areca nut the male and the leaf the female.

Product Description

Chewing of the betel nut dates back as far as The Vedic period in Hinduism around 1700 – 1100 BCE. Held in high esteem and very much a cultural tradition, royalty had servants carry trays and would offer guests betel nuts and betel nut leaves as one would offer a drink.

The chewing of nuts was also associated with lovers. Chewing the nut preserved fresh breath and was also known to have relaxing properties. Hence there was a sexual symbolism, the areca nut the male and the leaf the female.

Additional Information

Origin

India

Dimensions

5.75″ x 3″ x .25″ With Stand 6″ x 6″ x 1.25″