Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Copper Pandan Box From India

Pictures below showing early tinned copper pandan box from India. Pandan is an Urdu and Hindi name. It is used for storing betel leaf, betel nut, dry tobacco and lime. It is commonly used in India by Marquis, Nawab Earl and also in Pakistan. It is made from heavy copper and is from the city of Moradabad, India. Moradabad is also called 'brass city'. Measures 14cm high and 27cm wide with a hinged lid. The weight is 3.5kg. It is with hand tooled design depicting flowers and vines, with wonderful, deep rich old patina.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Wild Boar Tusk Medicine Container

Pictures below show a wild boar tusk medicine container from Indonesia. The container is made of the wild boar tusk and used as medicine container. The stopper is made of deer horn.

Length : 26.5cm.

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