Every inch of this Moroccan chest is an incredible work of art. This vintage Moroccan storage chest was once used as a wedding dowry gift, filled with jewelry and presented from a man to his future bride. Made almost entirely of hand-carved and decorated camel bone, the chest is lined in hand-painted Tuareg leather, with metal repousse creating geometric designs and borders. Small round red coral beads decorate the front and back.
Made entirely of hand-cut camel bone, this small Moroccan chest is called a sandok. This chest is quite old and has been passed down through generations of Berber tribesman. These smaller chests would typically be filled with Berber jewelry to ensure a wife's economic security.
Sourced directly from the southern Morocco town of Zagora.
Measures 20cm long by 12cm tall (8in x 5in)
All sales on Silver Sahara abide by fair trade principles, and benefit the native artisans to help ensure continuation of traditional craft techniques.
Handmade; please allow for minor imperfections. Please inquire with any questions or for more pictures.
Ships directly from Morocco.