Damascene round pillbox decorated with a bird and vegetable motives. It has a snap closure and plastic interior. Made in Toledo.
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|Measures||1,5 cm diameter ; 3 cm height|
|Made of||Steel box with silver and gold threads. Plastic interior.|
Damascene is a decorative technique that comes from the Sirian city of Damask. It is a laborious job of embedding gold and silver threads and leafs on a steel base. This craft was imported to the Iberian Península by the Arabs. Toledo was the place where damascene had more success.Nowdays, craftsmen continue making all kind of goods decorated with it, both mechanically or by hand.