Tunisian brides once used pear-shaped containers just like this one to store their khol, a cosmetic product said to endow the wearer’s face with an enchanting glow. Alternating smooth and grooved sections, this solid-silver piece can serve as a lovely decorative statuette for a nightstand or mantel. The pear’s engravings take the form of the floral images and symbols typical of traditional Tunisian design, and the container can be opened by pulling out the stem, which can then be used to apply makeup.
Total Days of Manual Labor: 15 Handmade by 3 Artisans
- Length: 8.5 cm
- Width: 8 cm
- Weight: 126.80 g
Materials Used: Sterling Silver