Indonesian Antique Betel Nut Crusher with Antler Handle
A rarely encountered antique Indonesian Betel Nut Crusher with an antler handle carved in the form of a Mythical Bird with a serpent in its beak. The Antler is seldom used because it is much more difficult to carve that the more easily available Buffalo horn or wood. The antler is variegated in natural color and with age. The carving is detailed and shows skill. Mounted on the original steel crusher blade.
Collected in southern Java in the 1980's