Vintage Indonesian Lime Containers
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Folk Art: Pre 1970: item # 1130658
Please refer to our stock # TCHC11037 when inquiring.
Guillermina Oriental Arts and Antiques
111 W Richmond Avenue
Point Richmond, CA 94801
|Lime containers with anthropomorphic design engraved on bone and hand carved wood heads as stoppers. These containers are used for lime used in betel nut chewing - a practice prevalent in Southeast Asia and said to have originated in Indonesia. It has been referred to as the most pervasive social custom in the region. Indonesia, 20th century. Measuring from 5 1/4" x 1" x 1 1/2 to 5 1/8" x 1" x 5 1/4".|