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Doma

DOMA:
Doma is an integral part of Bhutanese culture. A popular gift throughout Bhutanese society, it is made up of three main ingredients: doma or areca nut (Areca catechu), pani or betel leaf (Piper betel), and tsune or lime (calcium carbonate).
According to Bhutanese tradition, in 1637 a huge gathering of people had come with a variety of food products to offer to the Zhabdrung in Punakha. Deeply touched by their gesture, the Zhabdrung instructed that those present should be served with various gifts of food and doma pani. JC White, the British political officer who attended Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck’s enthronement in 1907, reports that doma was served to those attending the enthronement.
Eating doma was an aristocratic practice, with the various ingredients kept in ornate rectangular silver boxes called chaka, while lime had a separate circular box with conical lid called trimi. Today, people may keep their doma in bamboo bangchung or a cloth pouch called a kaychung. Young people appear to be turning away from eating doma, particularly as it may cause a variety of cancers.

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