Old Wedding Chest from Madura “Jodang”

  • PRODUCT: Old Wedding Chest from Madura “Jodang”
  • ITEM #: 1801-1-291
  • PRICE: $4500
  • DESCRIPTION: This is a very rare, old carved wedding chest from the island of Madura, off the coast of Java. In Indonesia these chests are called “Jodang” and were traditionally used to store and transport the bride’s possessions. Often erroneously referred to as “dowry chests” but Indonesia (unlike India) does not have a tradition of dowry or bride prices for women. Hand crafted from solid teak wood, this wedding chest has beautiful, intricate carvings throughout, all hand painted and lovely detail on posts and legs. Completely original.  Top flips up on both sides for interior storage. The top “crown” piece of the horseman rests in the slot and can be removed.
  • DIMENSIONS: 44 W  x  23 D  x  35 H