Carved Vintage Indian Dowry Chest
48"W x 25"D x 46.5"H - India - Wood
The damchiya ( a dowry or hope chest,) is a testament to the traditions of days past. Each were individually commissioned and built with such love and detail; then filled with clothes and linens in anticipation of married life. This particular one was made in southern India where this level of fine carving and detail is more prevalent. What amazing care and craftsmanship!