Betel Box from Chiang Mai
Charming hand-painted bands embellish this lacquered basketry betel box from Chiang Mai. Used by rural Thais, this box can be dated to the first quarter of the 20th century. This one has a few repairs, but is in very good overall condition for its age, with most of the painting intact. It comprises two parts: the main container and a shallow tray that fits into it. We no longer see nice examples of these outside of museums and personal collections.
Size: 6.5″h x 10″dia.