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).
This Tiffin Box or Dabba is a vintage piece handcrafted in brass containing 3 compartments - 1 for the the Indian Bread / rice / salad , second one for lentils and the 3rd for the vegetable not forgetting handwritten messages from a loved one at home.
The smaller round compartment on top is usually for pickles or a digestive.
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.
Size: Height 31 cm x diameter 12 cm
Each food container is 7 cm high.
Weight: 950 grams