Dowry Chest
ca. 1700
29.5" x 57.5" x 21.25"
Furniture, wood with engraved and handpainted patterns
Region: Morocco
The Anti Atlas mountain chain in the southwest of Morocco stretches from the Atlantic coast to the Tafilalt. The range is bordered to the north by the Souss valley and to the south by the Sahara. In Morocco, every bride has a dowry or wedding chest. This unique Berber dowery chest is wood with engraved and hand painted geometrical patterns.