The body of the bag been embellished with stripes of trade beads and beaded tassels on the edges of the flap have been added more recently and are of plastic.
This genuinely old faded betel nut bag is from an area in West Timor feared for its head hunting prowess. Even today people are still warned off going into the area. C1950.
15cm x 16cm
6″ x 6.5″
75cm / 29″ handle.
Freight is additional
Large Envelope 250g to 500g/8.9-17.6oz Airmail:
You are welcome to combine shipping. Insurance or registered additional. Freight prices subject to change.
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.