This painting is the result of the hands of a talented young man named Haziq Ziman. He is a Form 1 student from Sekolah Seni Malaysia Perak.

Tepak sirih is one of the cultural heritage of Malay’s objects that are still being used as a medium during Malay community ceremony including proposing engagement and marriage, as well as used in official and royal ceremonies. The meanings of each tepak sirih are different and most of them are related to the Malay philosophy. However, the modernization has transferred the design of tepak sirih to a very simple form and decoration, which are more minimal and plain. The study concluded that Malay tepak sirih needs to be preserved in term of the form, function, and meaning and can be sustained and valued by the future generation.

(wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tepak_Sireh)