Vixen is a VERY RARE reindeer betel nut box, dating to the 1930s. These boxes are incredibly hard to find and considered extremely collectible, therefore, Vixen is priced accordingly. She measures 3.5" long x 2" deep x 2" tall and is the oldest betel nut box we've seen to-date. She is such a special keepsake! Vixen come with extra matches and a "strike anywhere" surface on her base.
Betel chewing permeated every layer of Cambodian society from the Court downwards. It was enjoyed by men and women alike and proffered in hospitality. Betel chewing was a key part of many social engagements and ceremonies, particularly betrothal and marriage, with the exchange of betel taking place when a contract or agreement had been reached. Consequently, betel containers were a highly prized possession and a key signifier of a family’s social standing. Acquiring these boxes is a challenge since they have become rare antiques, therefore they are extremely valuable … and expensive 😬