Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tepak Sireh -New old stock (NOS)

Thi "tepak sireh" is made from brass material. It is new old stock items, never used since new.


Tepak Sireh information

Tepak sirih (betel leaf container) was used in almost every ceremony in Malays society as well as in social gatherings. Today, it is also used as a decorative item and one of the various exotic Malay handicrafts.

In general, tepak sirih contains seven uniquely selected items: betel nut, lime (kapur), extract from the leaves of gambier plant (gambir), tobacco, betel leaves and nutcracker (kacip). All of the items except "kacip" are kept in six different smaller containers known as "cembul".

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