Almirahs, both big and small, were a staple piece in almost all Indian households. They were used to store salt and grain in the kitchen, or saris, quilts and other textiles in living spaces and bedrooms. Salvaged from Mumbai, this 80-year-old teak almirah was used to store clothing and brightly coloured kantha. It has its original brass hardware intact and has since been polished in a natural wax to enhance the warm tones of the timber. We think it would make a lovely cabinet for a living space, with room for both storage and display.
Dimensions: 183H x 47W/D x 110L cm
This piece is currently on display in our Bowral store
– 351 Bong Bong Street, Bowral NSW 2576
(02) 4861 6756.