Antique Nineteenth Century Islamic Enameled, Copper Kashkul or'Beggar's bowl
An Antique Nineteenth Century Islamic Enameled, Copper Kashkul. It is decorated in an arabesque floral design, with Persian writing in nasta`liq script. Is a bowl or a pot meant to be used to deliver food to the poor. Although the carrier of the Kashkul can also eat from it. One who gives food to the poor is NOT supposed to let those who they gave food to know that they were the ones who gave it to them. Generally, the food is left at the door, in a. The givers of the food will knock at the door or ring the door bell (or do whatever is appropriate) and leave so that the poor recipient(s) of the food will not see them and know who gave it to them. Today are usually made out of some kind of metal, like. Are heavily decorated and would be considered by many to be. Can be made out of anything, and does not necessarily have to be decorated. It is used to do a kind of anonymous. This exceptional, rare, collectable, hand-made, and. Approximately, length: 18 cm or 7 inches; h. Eight: 14 cm or 5.5 inches; width: 8 cm or 3.5 inches. Total weight: 13.7 ounces. It is in good condition with no repairs, dents, or cracks except minor loss of enamel. The item "Antique Nineteenth Century Islamic Enameled, Copper Kashkul or'Beggar's bowl" is in sale since Friday, September 16, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\Middle East". The seller is "mbalwan" and is located in Burlington, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.