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Code: CHEN04

Artist: CHEN Mingzong

Materials: Natural lacquer, wood, gold leaf

Size: H100mm x φ80mm

Year: 2017



  • The form of this cylindrical box is inspired by what is known as “betel box” in Myanmar. It comprises a hatbox-style lid, high-sided container and  one tray.  Betel boxes, called “kun-it” in Myanmar, were designed for storing and serving ingredients to assemble a quid, or chew, of betel, a mild stimulant that was also used to freshen breath.

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