Bring a Silk Road sensibility to your dresser, desk, or vanity with these colorful boxes. They’re inspired by the tents that sheltered desert traders for centuries, but they also remind us of a traveling circus or even a Moulin Rouge cabaret show.
Made in India using natural bone mosaic and metal accents, these types of boxes would traditionally hold kumkum, the powdered pigments that many Indians use to mark their foreheads with religious or social significance.
I work in hospice care. When’s loved one dies, many family members and friends often ask for a lock of hair. I have used the caravan boxes for men and the jeweled Indian boxes for women. At a sad time these boxes housing the precious momento of a loved one is greatly appreciated .