Ornate Brass Paan Daan From The South Of India With Compartments - L 17cm x W 11cm x H 10 cm

This exquisite Vintage brass Paan Daan as is popularly known all over India or a Beetle leaf / nut storage box is handcrafted by artisans from the South of India.

The box has an octagonal shape with an ornate handle and delicate cutwork into the brass showing off the elegance and the craftsmanship of the artisans.

The paan daan has an assortment of curved compartments on the brass tray kept inside  the box 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 Daan"s are found in most Indian households as a tradition and handed over from generation to generation. The Paan 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 19 cm x Height 10 cm x Width 12 cm 

Weight: 1100 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.