ANTIQUE Engraved Copper Sufi Kashkul Qajar Persian Dervish Beggars Bowl. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY OTHER ITEMS!
The kashkul, or beggars bowl, is perhaps the most emblematic accoutrement of the wandering dervish. These typically boat-shaped vessels were made in a variety of media, including coco-de-mer shell, wood, metal, and ceramic. Dervishes used them primarily to collect and store alms (their main source of sustenance) and occasionally as drinking vessels.
In later centuries, many were marketed as decorative objects since a devoted dervish would be unlikely to carry an elaborately carved kashkul as it would contradict his belief in the renunciation of worldly goods in favor of unconditional devotion to the Divine. The kashkul has a number of metaphorical associations. For example, it represents the cleansing of a Sufis soul of all extraneous earthly desires in preparation for the acceptance of Divine love and a dervish's life of poverty. This fine, handmade example, is embossed/engraved with a floral motif and includes birds, palm trees, and a depiction of one of the Qajar Shahs of Persia on the reverse.
It is in excellent antique condition (please see all photos), and measures: 4 3/4 long, 3 wide, and 1 3/4 high without the chain. The item "ANTIQUE Engraved Copper Sufi Kashkul Qajar Persian Dervish Beggars Bowl Islamic" is in sale since Saturday, May 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "faceofantiquities" and is located in Travelers Rest, South Carolina.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, Montserrat.