Sawasa is metalware in black and gold made primarily for the Dutch expat community in Asia.
Complete with key, inside divider and four silver containers.
Made of carved wood with metal inlays for eyes and mouth.
Carved with typically Dayak aso "dog dragon" motifs.
For holding and protecting important documents.
A nice example with unusually fine lacquerwork and a monogram in the lid.
A charming Balinese keris holder in the form of Hanuman, the brave monkey king.