areca nut cutters; caket

Areca nut cutter, caket, made in the shape of a mythical creature of two parts joined together with a lever. Swastika pattern inlaid in brass in main body of upper cutting part, which has a protruding curved tail element and includes the mane of the mythical creature. The lower section includes, at the pivotal point, the head of the creature which has a trunk and tusk or tongue, suggestive of an elephant, and wings below. This part also has a patterned brass inlay.

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