Royal Wedding Dowry – Betel Nut Set

A series of traditional dowry items were commissioned for Princess Aminah’s royal wedding. This betel nut set (tepak sireh) was part of the princess’s bespoke dowry. Gilded in gold, the set consists of five small containers, a betel nut crusher and nut grinder.

Traditionally, the five small containers will be filled with a variety of spices and plants. Each one representing a value that the Malay community holds dear.