In Three, I share three objects on a theme.
Begging bowls or kashkul were one of the few traditional objects owned by a Sufi mendicant. They were typically used across the Islamic world from India to Iran to Central Asia. Most commonly they are made from carved Coco de Mer, a large sea coconut only found in the Seychelles, but they can also be made of brass or silver. I find the raw shell in a curving boat shape matched with the delicate chain handles to be so beautiful.