Paan dan

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Paan Dan in shape of peacock. Made of brass, the box dates to 17th or 18th century. On display at the National Museum of Cambodia.

A Paan Dan or Faandan (Hindi: पान दान, Bengali: পানদান, English: Betel case) is a container for storing Paan (betel leaf) used in South Asian households.[1] It also stores other ingredients such as zarda, supari (or gua), kattha, choona (also known as "soon"), clove, cardamom (elachi) etc and other accessories.[2] Made of metal, the paan dan is often perforated and has several compartments for storing the individual ingredients for making paan.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pan box (Paan dan)". Gettysburg College Musselman Library. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Antique Paandan". ahmedabadtrunk.in. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Paandan". asiainch.org. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Betel-nut holder (paandan)". Royal Collection Trust. Retrieved 30 November 2018.