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Old Brass Paan Box - Betelnut Box - Mughal Style - 19thC

Old Brass Paan Box - Betelnut Box - Mughal Style - 19thC
Paan is a preparation, which combines a paste of spices in a betel leaf, which is chewed for its stimulant and psychoactive effects. After chewing it is either spat out or swallowed.
Paan has many variations. Slaked lime (chunnam) paste is commonly added to bind the leaves. The skilled paan maker is known as a paanwala in North India.
From India
19 x 12 x 12 (w x d x h cms)

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