Betel

Betel

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Caption: Betel being offered to Ghiyath Shahi. Betel preparation. Leaf-eating written in large 'naskh' in the right hand border of the folio. Ghiyath Shahi being offered betel chews by a dark attendant. He is seated on a stool out of doors. Betel being prepared in the foreground by a man, using a pestle and mortar, and by a woman. Large round plate in the centre. Opaque watercolour. Sultanate style. Image taken from The Ni'matnama-i Nasir al-Din Shah. A manuscript on Indian cookery and the preparation of sweetmeats, spices etc. Originally published in 1495 - 1505.

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Keywords: attendant, betel, cookery, cooking technique, courtier, historical, history, persian, stool, the nimatnama-i nasir al-din shah a manuscript o, watercolour

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