Persephone is rare, old and amazing, probably hailing from Cambodia somewhere from 1920s.
The most splendid of all boxes made in Asia are those that held the most common thing: betel-nuts. The most obvious reason as to why people chew betel is for social affability, in a way similar to westerners drinking coffee together.
This vintage and ornate antique Betel Nut box is made of low grade Khmer silver with a hand-forged repose design that's full of texture and details in the shape of a elephant.
Traditionally, these Betel Nut boxes were made to hold the leaves and other ingredients necessary to provide a mixture of betel…. a mild stimulant used for centuries all over Southeast Asia.
Chewing betel nut can have many cultural meanings, and it was once central to ceremonial occasions and social interactions. Reflecting its importance, ornate metal boxes like this one were made to hold the ingredients. They were often times a symbol of wealth, status, and social standing. They were often put out to welcome guests or even carried by the owners on straps when they went out.
Dimensions: 7" length, 3" wide, 6.5" tall
Scent: Buyer's choice
Made with a premium coco apricot wax blend & a natural wooden wick that are contained in a true vintage vessel that can be refilled or repurposed after you enjoy. They always are:
Hand-poured with love in small batches.
Include premium coconut wax blend and a natural wooden wick.
Perfect for gift giving.
Can be customized. Please contact us for custom or bulk orders.
Why a coco-apricot creme wax?
Burns cleaner and longer than other wax types. Coco-apricot crème wax is organic, gluten free, toxin free, paraban free, phalate free and comes from renewable sources. Although it's made from coconuts and apricots, it does not smell like either.
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