Betel nut box or Embamanan (Mag) is usually made of brass with sophisticated and intricate design depicting Moro tradition of the art of OKIRAS inspired by medieval middle –eastern design or pattern. Betel nut (areca)is one of the ingredients for chewing bum by Moro old folks. The other ingredients are Lime powder (apug), fresh pepper leaf (Buyo) and damped tobacco leaves. This is a gift of a Manobo Family to the Bragat Family of Arakan, Cotabato as a gesture of gratitude for helping their child recover from illness.


  • Embamanan (Maguindanao)
  • Betel Nut Case (English) 

PROVENANCE: Maximo Bragat