BEGGAR'S BOWL 1899 QAJAR SUFI KASHKUL PERSIAN ISLAMIC -SHEIKH BAHAI poet DERVISH

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Seller: cactus_browns (9,830) 99.7%, Location: Fort Worth, Texas, Ships to: US, Item: 352620088032 Beggar's Bowl - 1899 Qajar Sufi Kashkul - Persian Islamic - Sheikh Bahai Poetry Estimated 1899 Made in Iran. This kashkul or beggar’s bowl made from half of a coco-de-mer shell would have been carried by a dervish who had renounced all worldly possessions, subsisting only on almsgiving from devout Muslims. Beggars’ bowls were often highly decorated and this one is no exception: intricate Sufi motifs, Arabic prayers, and Persian verses cover the entire surface of the shell. � In addition, there are carved images of Sufi dervishes joined together, symbols and calligraphy of meaningful poetry by Sheikh Bahai. Good condition for its age as shown in pictures. Condition: Approx 11 inches, non smoking estate art antique., Style: Antique, Brand: Unbranded, Size: 11.5 X 5 X 6 Inches, Material: Sea coconut, Provenance: Ownership History Not Available, Country/Region of Manufacture: Iran, Original/repro: Original, Type: Vessel

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