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Home     India, Bidri kumkum tika bichri or spice box
India, Bidri kumkum tika bichri or spice box

India, Bidri kumkum tika bichri or spice box



India, Bidri kumkum tika bichri or spice box

Period: 18th-19th century

Bidri kumkum tika bichri or spice box with three compartments. The lid and outside of the box is decorated with a traditional poppy motif.

Dimensions: 11 x 6,5 cm

Article code: 17-3107

Available: 1


Price: € 150.00

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Birdiware originated in ancient Persia and was brought to India in the 14th-15th century during the rule of the Bahamani Sultans. A metal alloy, consisting of zinc and copper, is blackened and inlaid with thin sheets of pure silver or brass. Traditionally various flowers, leaves, stylized poppy plants and geometric designs are used to adorn the pieces.

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