Thursday, April 12, 2007

SA'ROTTA (betel nut cutter)

Bought at an auction in Hyderabad, belonging to some nawab from the Hyderabad family.
This brass instrument is designed for the cutting of betel nut. Which is used in betel leaf/Paan.It is a must in every home, and is also made of silver/ steel.


  1. You have some seriously cool stuff at home! I love antiques. Now that's quality, today's nutcrackers last a week and then they've done their job.

  2. It is a must in every "indian" household. I have had my fingers cut on one several times while playing with it when i was wittle.