Vintage Brass Paan Dan, Beetle Nut Box, Handcrafted Brass Box With 7 Compartments. L 16 cm x W 11 x Ht 8 cm
This vintage brass Paan Daan is a traditional box for storing beetle leaves and condiments, handcrafted by artisans from the South of India.
The paan daan has a removable tray with 6 round and rectangular bowls for the condiments, the base of the box for storing the bettle leaves, the inside lid with a small round container for the "Chuna".
The compartments are meant for the traditional condiments that go into making of the paan like cardomom, sukhi or meethi supari , kathaa, cloves and sometimes Tambaku and the beetle nut leaves or paan leaves are normally kept under this tray to keep them fresh.
Such Paan Daans can be found in most Indian households as paan is eaten through out the day mostly by the ladies / head of the family and not only offered to guests as a welcome gesture but also serves as a favourite past time while gossiping.
Measures: Length 16 cm x Height 8 cm x Width 11 cm