A decorated bronze betel-nut cutter, possibly from the 1600's

Source: ebay, Sept. 2005

*Five old betel-nut cutters, three from South India and two bird-shaped ones from Indonesia*

Source: ebay, Dec. 2005

*A romantic betel-nut cutter, c.1800's*; *another example*

Source: ebay, May 2008

*A martial betel-nut cutter, c.1800's*; *a reverse view*

Source: ebay, Mar. 2012

A galloping horse

Source: ebay, June 2012

A paan-daan, c.19th c.; *a detailed inside view of another paan-daan*; *and another*; *and a third*; *and a fourth*; *and a fifth*; *and a sixth*

Source: ebay, Oct. 2005

A small paan-daan: a brass tray with a set of five small hinged boxes, c.1850's-1860's

Source: ebay, Nov. 2005

"This portable paandaan has two openings at the end which are used for storing kathha and chuna, the two most important ingredients for a pan"

Source: ebay, Jan. 2006

"A portable bronze lime pot, 5 1/2" long, for paan-making; with traces of line still visible inside it; opposite the hinge is a side mount with a whole where a chain would have been attached with a small spatula/spoon to scoop out the lime"

Source: ebay, July 2006

A personal-sized (4" high) bidri-ware pik-dan, or spittoon, to be used while chewing paan with tobacco in it; this well-used example is from the Deccan, late 1700's

Source: ebay, May 2009

"Paan seller in Varanasi" (July 2003)

Source: http://www.indiamike.com/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/1102/si/Paan
(downloaded July 2006)

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