Vintage BoxThis beautiful Vintage Box has been hand-crafted from Cedar wood and overlaid with Camel bone in or DowryMorocco. The camel bone used on this Moroccan Vintage box has been accented with ornate brass metal trim. The camel bone has been dyed with saffron and decorated in traditional Berber tribal designs using Kohl. It is lined with plush velvet and the lid is also supported by a heavy metal chain. It is an elegant piece. Traditionally a box such as this would also have been used as a Dowry chest. This elegant chest would also look stunning in an entrance foyer, living room or the bedroom to hold jewellery.
Dowry chestIn many parts of the world, gifts passed to a newly formed household for the new bride, the dowry, often set the tone for a marriage. Often in times past, these goods were packed into a chest. Traditionally made of wood , they were also decorated as richly as means would allow. They became a status symbol when the bride arrived at her new home. Across the Middle East, where houses were traditionally sparsely furnished, such a dowry chest would often be placed in the woman’s area, where it could continue to announce its status and serve as an item of practical furniture. You may be interested to view another style of our Camel Bone Vintage Chests, in polished camelbone.
Size:34cm x 19cm