19th Century Small Antique Cedar Dowry Chest from Swat Valley
Around 100 Years Old This Stunning 19th Century Small Antique Cedar Dowry Chest from Swat Valley from Swat Valley 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.
This rectangular section cabinet raised on four corner posts has knobbed finial surmounts, the paneled cupboard carved to the principle façade with repeating relief carved foliate motifs and incorporates a sliding hatch door
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: 59 cm Long x 34 cm High x 28 cm Deep
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