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This is a blog of my personal collections. The purpose of this blog is to educate myself and public in regards to antiquities especially related to religion and calligraphy. I welcome everyone to input their feedback in this blog which they think would be helpful. I do not watermark the photos in this blog so everyone is free to use them as long as they are not used for illegal and unethical reasons. I appreciate if you could notify me if you plan to use any of the photos here. Enjoy browsing!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Antique Artifact Review 84 : Antique Malay Betel Nut Cutter / Kacip ( 19th Century)

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
Origin :Malaysia

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