The style files continued
I collect boxes. I have quite a few, and many of the gifts I give people tend to be boxes. I have quite a few myself. The one pictured here is made of cast iron and shaped like an "ambi", which is a term for a baby mango in Hindi. That shape is commonly referred to as paisley in other parts of the world. The design on the lid is in sterling silver wire. This is a traditional Indian art form known as bidriwork. I have bidri work earrings as well. These articles are generally inexpensive, this box cost around $2CAD.
Just to get an idea of how tiny the box is: