This Vintage brass Paan Daan as is popularly known all over India ( Beetle nut and leaves storage box) is handcrafted by artisans from the State of Maharasthra.
The paan daan has a removable 5 compartment brass tray inside the box with a cover and a small round fixed container to keep the "White Chuna ".
The compartments inside are meant for all condiments that go into making of the paan like 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.
This traditional brass Paan Daan is found in most Indian households as the 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.
Measurements of this vintage box : Length 19 cm x Width 14 cm x Height 9 cm.
Weight: 950 grams