A 'sirih' bag, for storing tobacco; used by men. Rectangular in shape and made of natural cream, pink and black twill woven cotton cloth. A band of large diamond motifs in the centre, flanked by two bands containing smaller, composite diamond motifs. A line of cream and black square motifs at top and base. Cream band at bag opening with fringe below. Short double handle made of cream cotton thread. Rectangular paper label with '60' hand written in black ink and crossed through stuck to one bottom corner.
- Found/Acquired: Timor
- Length: 13.5 centimetres
- Width: 16 centimetres
From acquisition "sirih".
- As1869C1.5595 (old CDMS no.)
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Object reference number: EAS1961
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