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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