Lime Pot - c1800 Nepal
This is a Lime Pot, used for holding slaked lime powder as an ingredient in a betel nut concoction to get the user buzzing.
Betel nut is the seed of the fruit of the areca palm. It is also known as areca nut. Betel nut is a stimulant drug, which means it speeds up the messages travelling between the brain and the body.
The most common method of using betel nut is to slice it into thin strips and roll it in a betel leaf with slaked lime (powder) or crushed seashells.