Vintage Moroccan Berber Jewelry Box - Flowers & Hand-Carved Bone
This Moroccan Berber jewelry chest was found deep in the souks of Marrakesh, Morocco. More than 20 years old, it was handmade in Marrakesh using repurposed bone, with silver melange rivets and large flowers, with copper decorations and a beautiful intricate copper design on the back, reminiscent of a henna design. Repousse metal borders the edges. It is fully lined in brown leather.
The bone pieces, sustainably harvested from livestock, are stained with henna to give the chest warm, beautiful variations in color.
This style of dowry trunk, called a sandok, would originally be filled with jewelry, then presented by a husband to his future wife.
Handmade; please allow for minor imperfections. Please inquire with any questions or for more pictures.
Ships free from Morocco.
Measures 25cm long x 26cm tall x 13cm wide
10in x 10in x 5in
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