Betel Box from Chiang Mai
Charming handpainted bands embellish this lacquered basketry betel box from Chiang Mai. Similar in style to those of Burma, but less sophisticated, it has a folk art charm with flower motifs encircling the body. An inner single tray is typical of this style, as is the lack of a lid. It has been lovingly repaired over its long life (early 20thc) and tho it shows cracks and repairs, the decorative painting is intact. We do not see these available anymore.
Size: 6.5″h x 10″dia.