South Indian Brass Mounted Painted Teak Dowry Box (Nettoor)
South Indian Brass Mounted Painted Teak Dowry Box (Nettoor) South Indian Brass Mounted Painted Teak Dowry Box (Nettoor) South Indian Brass Mounted Painted Teak Dowry Box (Nettoor)

South Indian Brass Mounted Painted Teak Dowry Box (Nettoor)

Ref: D1438

From Malabar, in southwest India, this box was hand crafted as a traditional dowry box used to store jewelry. It features a tall, hinged lid in the form of a pyramid. The piece is extensively banded with decoratively cut brass; covering all joined corners and edges, with a swing handle at the top and a large hasp and interesting lock. It opens to reveal a small separate compartment. Notice the old, red paint with traces of design throughout.

c. 1880
W 12 D 9.5 H 11 in.
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