Circa: 19th century
Size: 21″ – / 53 cm / tall; 9 ½ ″ – / 24 cm / diameter
EAST CAUCASUS- DAGESTAN – hand forged and chiseled copper WATER PITCHER. Such good size water pitchers would be used by nomadic people for carrying water from rivers to their camps. It would easily get 3 gallons/11 liters of water. The shape of body is designed for warming water because of open bottom to sit on fire stable. Women used to carry them on their back full with water tied with goat hair braided ropes. Hand chiseled designs are reflecting what they can see in nature and landscape around them. Metal artists were very successful in metal arts just like rug and textile weaving women in their society. It can be used as a decorative element in any suitable space.