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Casket in "Koftgari" work.  Rajasthan.  19th century.
Casket in "Koftgari" work.  Rajasthan.  19th century.  - Decorative Objects Style Casket in "Koftgari" work.  Rajasthan.  19th century.  -
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19th century
Decorative Objects  - Casket in "Koftgari" work.  Rajasthan.  19th century.
Kim J. Nazzi

Sculptures & Works of Art


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Casket in "Koftgari" work. Rajasthan. 19th century.

A beautiful oval casket in "Koftgari" work, a damascening technique by which gold is hammered on the deep chiseled design and then polished. This technique is called "Te-hen-shah" (which means "deep inlay") and was brought to India by Persian craftsmen after Mughal ruler’s invasion in 16th century.

The casket is profusely decorated with arabesques and a feather and foliage pattern. The underside is decorated with a cross pattern inlaid with silver.

Rajasthan, 19th century.

Dimensions: H 8,5cm ; W 15,5cm ; D 12,5cm

Kim J. Nazzi

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Decorative Objects