Sunday, May 10, 2009

Beit Al Qur'an Part 3 - Wooden Chest


Brad said...

Fascinating, what type of metal plating is on the outside?

henny said...

What is it in the chest?
Don't tell me it's a heart :).
Is there where they keep an old Al-Qur'an?

Urang Awak said...

@ Brad, it is brass plated work and typically middle eastern in both design and shape. it is there only for decorative purposes and nowadays, antic collector display them as table, home decoration and collection ofcourse.

@ Henny, thanks for asking. I believe that this box was used to be a dowry box in Middle East but nowadays it is used for decorative reason. for keeping Old Holy Quran, I am afraid not! its considered unrespectful to keep the holy Quran there. Most of the collections are framed in glasses box or frame.

henny said...

Let me imagine the dowry :P.