In a traditional Lucknawi dowry, a paandaan is a must.
Paan is a edible leaf when eaten with lime, catechu, and areca nut. The more royal the family, the more elaborate a "paan".It is used for its digestive properties.
The "paandaan" is the receptacle to store the paan, and its various condiments.
This Paandaan belonged to my maternal grandmother, and is made of pure silver. It is easily over a 100 years old.