This dome-shaped copper and white metal container for betel leaf and ingredients was typically found in Mohammedan homes on account of its form resembling the dome of a mosque or a minarette as well as the crescent moon motif repeated all over.


  • Title: Betel Leaf Container
  • Date Created: 1931/1970
  • Location: Uttar Pradesh
  • Physical Dimensions: H 19 cm x Dia 16 cm
  • Rights: Text © Sanskriti Museum of Everyday Art/ Jyotindra Jain
  • Medium: Brass and White Metal
  • Period: Mid 20th Century

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