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Betel Bag from Sri Lanka

Embroidered betel bag from Sri Lanka, late 19th century. Embroidered betel bag from Sri Lanka, late 19th century. Courtesy Victoria and Albert Museum, acc. no. IS.438-1897.

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London houses a cotton betel bag from Sri Lanka, which dates to the late nineteenth century. It is embroidered with floral and geometric motifs.

V&A online catalogue (retrieved 20 December 2016).

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