Bamboo betel nut and tobacco container from TTS in the central highlands of West Timor.
This well loved container has been simply adorned with fluted ends decorating the top and bottom. The natural bamboo join has been used to effect the top and bottom.
11cm x 4.5cm dia.
4.3" x 1.75" dia.
Because of the diameter of this treasure it must be sent as a parcel. You can put 2 or 3 items of a similar weight into one parcel to maximize shipping.
US/Canada/Middle East=$16.00Aud Airmail / $13.00Aud Seamail
France/UK/Spain/Rest of World=$18.00Aud. Airmail / $13.00Aud Seamail
Asia/Pacific=$14.75Aud Airmail / New Zealand $13.50Aud Airmail
You are welcome to combine shipping. Insurance or registered additional.
Freight prices subject to change.
The Timorese have a distinctive and rich culture surrounding the giving and chewing of betel nut. These tobacco and betel nut containers are deliberately made of a different shape and construction to those which hold the lime powder for both cultural and practical reasons. It makes it easier to tell the difference in the dark of the hut or night.
For more information about Betel nut and its place in Timorese society please go to Julies site www.timortreasures.com/julie or clik link under paypal sign on the left top of home page and look under Culture in Timor.