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TRADITIONS & UTENSILS

  

 

 

  betel nut cutter

 

Thailand

Betel nut cutters, in Thai called takrai nihb mahk, are used to slice the betel seed. This tool is usually part of a betel-set and its head is habitually engraved with ornamental designs and, like here, made in the form of a naga-head.

See also POSTAGE STAMPS (1) and (2).