Carved Bamboo Lime Container

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Lime paste is one of the three ingredients for making betel quid, the other two being a leaf from the vine of the piper betel pepper plant, and thin slices of the areca-nut.

Chewing the mixture of areca nut and betel leaf is a tradition, custom or ritual which dates back thousands of years from South Asia to the Pacific. It is not known how and when the areca nut and the betel leaf were combined together into one psychoactive drug. Archaeological evidence from Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines suggests that they have been used in tandem for four thousand years or more.

Product Description

Lime paste is one of the three ingredients for making betel quid, the other two being a leaf from the vine of the piper betel pepper plant, and thin slices of the areca-nut.

Chewing the mixture of areca nut and betel leaf is a tradition, custom or ritual which dates back thousands of years from South Asia to the Pacific. It is not known how and when the areca nut and the betel leaf were combined together into one psychoactive drug. Archaeological evidence from Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines suggests that they have been used in tandem for four thousand years or more.

Additional Information

Origin

Timor, Indonesia

Dimensions

6.5″ x 1.25″ x 1.25″