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The Daily Life of Betel: from Leaf to Nut, Preparation to Ritual

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Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

102 Kroeber Hall, University of California, Berkeley

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Learn about the botany, history, and cultural importance of betel in Southern India.

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Betel nuts (Areca catechu) and leaves (Piper betle), are for many, a part of daily life in Southern India. Come explore the world of vethela paaku (the preparation of betel leaves and nuts) through a visual journey through Southern India.

Deepa Natarajan is the Program Coordinator at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, where she has transformed her love of plants into a year-round series of events highlighting plants and people. She holds a masters degree in ethnobotany and her research includes ritual plant use in the Indian diaspora.

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Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

102 Kroeber Hall, University of California, Berkeley

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