Vintage Brass Tiffin With 3 Containers From Western India - Height 30 cm x Diameter 13 cm

Vintage tiffin or Babba handcrafted in brass with 3 compartments - traditionally used for Indian Bread / rice, lentils and freshly made vegetables and a small round container for pickles 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 homemade food by the lady of the house 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.

A Collectors item indeed!

Height 30 cm x Diameter 13 cm
Height of each container is 7 cm.
Weight : 1.35 Kilograms