Artist: CHEN Mingzong
Materials: Natural lacquer, wood, gold leaf
Size: H100mm x φ80mm
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.