Artist: CHEN Mingzong
Materials: Natural lacquer, wood, gold leaf
Size: H47mm x φ82mm
The form of this cylindrical box is inspired by what is known as a “betel box” in Myanmar. It comprises a hatbox-style lid, a high-sided container with one tray. Betel boxes, called “kun-it” in Myanmar, were designed to store betel nuts, slaked limes and other ingredients in a betel leaf to make a quid or small package which is chewed to create a mild stimulant effect.