19th Century Antique Cedar Large Hand Carved Dowry Trunk, Around 100 Years Old This Stunning Antique Cedar Large Hand Carved Dowry Trunk Is Hand Crafted From The Swat Valley In Pakistan, Made From Himalayan Cedar And Jointed Construction .Artisans From This Area Are Renown As Master Craftsmen Working With Cedar. Unique Hand Carving Brings This Piece To Life.
The Swat Valley is a beautiful mountainous area of the Hindu Kush that straddles the Afghan-Pakistan border. The population is predominantly ethnic Pashtun or Gujjar. Every household in The Swat Valley traditionally had a number of these chests. They were used for storing jewellery, clothes and food of all kinds, the bride’s dowry and stocks of grain. They can therefore be found in many different sizes.
Bring Antique Flair To Your Home And A Real Talking Piece. Can Be Used Outdoors If Required!
Please Note These Pieces Are Hand Crafted And Are A One Off And Do have Imperfections That’s What Make Them Unique!
Approx Size: 100 cm Long x 61cm High x 50 cm Deep
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