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Silvered Metal Lidded Box for Powder Kohl Eye Liner

Silvered metal lidded box of a circular form for powder kohl eye liner.
Designed into two detached sections, finely handcrafted and decorated with scrollwork designs with a yellow amber stone on the top lid and lots of great detail.
Berber Kabyle box container to hold loose powder kohl eye liner.
Made of silver tone metal with filigree scales with a coral stone.
A beautiful antique example of a traditional box handcrafted by Berber Women in Kabylie, Algeria.
The circular container is richly decorated with detailed raised filigree silver work.
Decorated with an amber color cabochon on the cover top.
An amazing collector’s piece due to its rarity and the beauty of its intricate workmanship.
Collector collyrium kohl pot eyeliner powder box in very good condition for its age.
Origin: Algeria (Haute Kabylie),
circa 1950s
Kohl (Arabic: kuhl) or kajal or kajol is an ancient eye cosmetic, traditionally made by grinding stibnite for similar purposes to charcoal used in mascara. It is widely used in the Middle East and North Africa, the Mediterranean, South Asia, and Africa as eyeliner to contour and/or darken the eyelids and as mascara for the eyelashes. It is worn mostly by women, but also by some men and children.
Kohl has also been used in India as a cosmetic for a long time. In addition, mothers would apply kohl to their infants' eyes soon after birth. Some did this to "strengthen the child's eyes", and others believed it could prevent the child from being cursed by the evil eye.
Size: 2" height x 1.25" diameter.