Indian Brass Betel Nut Cutter (Sarota)Indian Brass Betel Nut Cutter (Sarota)Indian Brass Betel Nut Cutter (Sarota)Indian Brass Betel Nut Cutter (Sarota)

In Southeast Asia, the betel nut is cut into pieces with an instrument called a sarota and chewed as a digestive stimulant and mild narcotic. This antique example is cast in brass. In Hinduism it is also used as an offering.

DATE
c. 1900

DIMENSIONS
Width 2 Depth 2 Height 5 in.

Item ID: M2248

Indian Brass Betel Nut Cutter (Sarota)

$115 USD

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