Posted 5 years ago
So this pretty little lidded box is quite clever in its design, there's a little notch in the back which ensures the pattern matches the top to the bottom whenever it is closed. Quite a bit of wear on it, my guess is not very old but oldish, like maybe late last century. Looks to me like papier mache or lacquerware? Anyone care to take a guess at which, and does anyone recognize the language on the base? Thanks for looking.
MYSTERY SOLVED: Several peeps say this is Indian, thanks to you all for the help. :)