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Code: CHEN10

Artist: CHEN Mingzong

Materials: Natural lacquer, wood, gold leaf

Size: H50mm x φ85mm

Year: 2020

  • 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.

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