Gaby Gohlar

Dowry chest X Anthropologie

Initiated by the combination of rich colour, texture and authentic prints derived from Eastern countries, the notion of marriage and tradition are reflected. Within Eastern and Western cultures, the preparation of a bridal trunk was essential to prepare the to be bride for her married life. Bridal trunks are treasured, as the style is an echo of its origin. Typically, they are lined with authentic silks, velvets and detailed beading, which are featured throughout the designs. The oldest chests originate from India, where the produce of hardwood was high. Throughout history, these chests often mirrored the wealth of the families, where the grander the chest, the more fruitful the marriage.

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