For sale is a Beautiful Antique 19th Century Silver Yemeni Contemporary Kohl Container & Needle.
Kohl containers are part of an age-old tradition of body decoration and make up. Many cultures in the West Asian and North African region use some sort of flasks to store this eye paint. Often, the appearance and the material of the flask displays the domain to which the containers belong in that region. For Yemen, the silver kohl flasks, locally called mukhule are cultural markers and part of the jewelry repertoire. This flask was therefore most likely part of the bridal trousseau of its previous owner, a woman no doubt. She probably used it on a daily basis for applying dark lines around her eyes and perhaps to darken her eyebrows as well, especially on days of festivities and during ceremonies of rites of passage.
This is in excellent condition and has its original needle, for applying the Kohl. This is made from a low grade silver and weighs 30.09 grams. This measures 8cm in height x 3.4cm in diameter.
This will be sent via royal Mail special delivery and dispatched within two working days.