19th century, Algeria, North Africa
A gorgeous traditional silver box masterfully decorated. It is rare find these days to get a piece that has so much lovely wear and fine work. It was made to hold a prayer which should still be there. Jewels designed the leather and coin flaps inspired, of course, completely from the ethnic traditions of North Africa. Khadija in our Marrakech studio did the superb stitching of the Italian leather and hand woven cord.
One of a kind- of course!
Charm box: 2.25 x 2.025 x just over .5″