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19th-C. Betel Nut Box I

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19th-C. Betel Nut Box I 19th-C. Betel Nut Box I 19th-C. Betel Nut Box I
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Rare betel nut box from the 19th century. Hand-hammered with exquisite workmanship. The "betel nut"  refers to the nut from the areca palm wrapped in a betel leaf.  Chewing the mixture is a tradition in India and many parts of Asia which dates back thousands of years and continues to be a popular tradition today. 

A native of Cod

A native of Cody, WY, Russell Johnson found his true calling on a trip to Buenos Aires while visiting one of the most inspiring flea markets he’d ever encountered. The multilingual maverick instantly knew what he had to do: In 1997 he launched Russell Johnson Imports with an eclectic line of vintage objects that were an instant hit among designers and the media alike. In this specially curated sale Russell shares an amazing collection of authentic architectural elements, antique furniture, accessories, and art from India and other parts of the world.

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dented and tarnished
Made of:
7.5''H x 9.5''Dia