In the past, chewing Areca palm nut wrapped in betel leaf was widespread in South East Asia.
Nowadays this habit is gradually forgotten by especially younger generation.
However to Malays, Betel took on a ritual meaning to a traditional marriage. The item listed here is called "kacip" or a betel nut cutter. Made of bronze and has a shape of a Turkey. Estimated from 19th Century. Origin from Malaysia.
See below the housing of the betel nut , Tepak Sireh
Malay Tepak Sireh
Dim : 120mm x 50cm
Date : 19th Century CE
Material : Bronze