AUD $120.00
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Indian, Horse Betel Cutter.

Sorry, this  "betel cutter" is no longer available.

A cast iron betel cutter from India or Pakistan.
For chopping “areca nut” to be mixed with lime and spices, wrapped in a “betel leaf” and chewed for its addictive narcotic effects.
Of lightly oxidized iron, gallopping horse      
The iron has a dark patina paler where the most wear or handling rubbed it.
It’s in good condition, considering its age, except on .
It passes unnoticed, until you blow up photos during editing, so it’s not terribly damaged.
If you’re into “betel-iana” just do a search for betel, top right corner, as we have other pieces on this site.

Age: 19th/Early 20th Century.

Size: L  140 mm x W 56 mm (closed)  175 mm (open)

Weight:  124 grams.