This is a Vintage Paan Daan hand crafted in brass by artisans from the South of India.
The rectangular brass paan daan is crafted with intricate patterns all around the box showing off the elegance and the craftsmanship of the artisans.
The paan daan has 6 round bowls fitted into the cutouts made in the brass tray meant for all condiments that go into making of the paan like Chuna, cardomom, sukhi or meethi supari , kathaa, cloves and sometimes Tambacoo.
The beetle nut leaves or paan leaves are normally kept under this tray to keep them fresh.
Such traditional brass Paan Daans are found in most Indian households as a tradition and handed over from generation to generation. The Paan leaf with the condiments is eaten through out the day mostly by the ladies / head of the family or the house and not only offered to guests as a welcome gesture but also serves as a favourite past time of the ladies while gossiping.
Measurements of this vintage box : Length 17.5 cm x Height 10 cm x Width 12 cm
Weight: 850 grams
Cleaning instructions: To maintain the vintage finish of this item, please rub with a dry soft cloth or wash in running warm water with soap before drying. Do not use chemicals.