Vintage Brass Lunch Tiffin Box With 2 Containers From Western India - Height 17 cm x Dia 10 cm
This is a vintage tiffin box or dabba handcrafted in brass and contains 2 compartments - 1 for the the Indian Bread / rice and the second for lentils or freshly made vegetables not forgetting handwritten messages from a loved one at home.
The word “Dabbawala” in the Indian language when literally translated, means “one who carries a box”. “Dabba” means a box (usually a cylindrical tin , brass or aluminium container) and as a tradition, is filled with love and caring of the housewife who makes sure her loved one gets a wholesome meal from home.
Believe it or not, the dabbawalas of Bombay ( Mumbai ) who have been delivering lunches to working people since the last 125 years are recognised as delivering 6 sigma level of accuracy in their Dabba delivery ie which means only 1 mistake in 6 million deliveries.
Truly a Collectors item!
Size: Height 17 cm x diameter 10 cm
Height of each container is 5 cm.
Weight : 550 Gram