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Ethnic Indian Decorative Jewelry Box with Brass, Kerala Nettur Petti

Large Teak Jewelry Dowry Box with Brass, Late 19th Century, India.
This Teak Indian Dowry Box is adorned with Decorative Brass, showcasing exquisite craftsmanship from the Mughal Rajasthani era of the late 19th to early 20th century.
Hand-painted and lacquered, this Ethnic Indian teak wood jewelry dowry box features intricate brass designs, reflecting the skilled artistry of the region.
The patinated surface and decorative cast brass hardware add to its charm.
Hand-Crafted from teak wood, the box has a pyramid top form and is embellished with heavy brass decorative mounts.
The hinged lid, with deep canted borders, is secured with a gilt bronze hasp featuring a pierced catch plate at the front.
Originating from the Nettur region of Malabar, this ethnic jewel box was a symbol of status for Kerala women from influential families. It serves as a testament to the patience and skill of the artisans who meticulously designed it.
This piece of Great Indian Folk Art is hand crafted making it a wonderful addition to home decor.
Use it to hide your keepsakes or display inherited treasures, adding a touch of history and culture to your space.
Indian Dowry Box Made in India: circa 1890- 1900.
Dimensions: Height: 5 in (12.7 cm)Width: 9 in (22.86 cm)Depth: 7 in (17.78 cm)