This Lime Powder container has been created from well aged Coconut shell/Tempurung that has obtained this deep luster through continued handling and use. It has a finely hand-carved redwood head that acts as the stopper and decorative band around the shoulder of its bulbous body.
Created using the simplest of tools in the central highlands of West Timor.
15cm / 6″ tall.
110g / 3.8oz.
Freight is additional. See Zz freight tables in the left hand categories column. Category A. Insurance and or tracking is additional. Freight prices are subject to change.
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.
The Timorese have a distinctive and rich culture surrounding the giving and chewing of betel nut. 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 or fishing in the depths of your betel nut bag-aluk.
For more information about Betel nut and its place in Timorese society please click on the Timor icon of the main menu and select Culture.