Indian Brass Betel Nut Cutter (Sarota)
Indian Brass Betel Nut Cutter (Sarota) Indian Brass Betel Nut Cutter (Sarota) Indian Brass Betel Nut Cutter (Sarota)

Indian Brass Betel Nut Cutter (Sarota)

Ref: M2248

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. It turns the users gums blood red and rots the teeth. In Hinduism it is also used as an offering.

c. 1900
W 2 D 2 H 5 in.
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