Vintage ornate brass begging bowl


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7.25 long x 5.5" wide

Antique brass kashkul/begging bowl

Pedestal Boat shaped bowl with rope detail trim and intricate hammered designs.
***base appears to have been re-soldered on - shown in last photos***

condition consistent with age

"The kashkul, or beggar’s bowl, is perhaps the most emblematic accoutrement of the wandering dervish. These typically boat-shaped vessels were made in a variety of media, including coco-de-mer shell, wood, metal, and ceramic. Dervishes used them primarily to collect and store alms (their main source of sustenance) and occasionally as drinking vessels. In later centuries, many were marketed as decorative objects since a devoted dervish would be unlikely to carry an elaborately carved kashkul as it would contradict his belief in the renunciation of worldly goods in favor of unconditional devotion to the Divine." (

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