This traditional Tiffin Box or Dabba is a vintage made of crafted in brass with a dark patina finish containing 3 removable compartments within its stand - 1 for the the Indian bread & rice, 1 for lentils and the 3rd for the vegetable not forgetting handwritten messages in the small round space with a cover right on top from a loved one at home though normally used for pickles.
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). So, literaly speaking, a Dabba contains Lunch.
The foremost is love and caring of the housewives who make sure their loved ones get the healthy food from home as a typical Dabba changes hands 4 to 6 times in its journey...
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 30 cm x diameter 12 cm
Each of the 3 container measures 6 cm high.
Weight : 1.25 Kilograms