Antique Persian Pencil Case
I have found this Antique Persian pencil case from Portobello Antiques Market. As soon as I saw it, I love it! I really like the intricate colourful painting on it. I thought at first it is made from ivory, but not, it is made from wood. It is in fact inlay wood.
The dealer told me that it was made in 1910 to 1920, so it is approximately 95 to 100 years old.
I have searched from Google, that the design is called Khatam. It is a unique inlay design in Persian crafting.
The design depicts a scene hunting, with some men in horses maybe hunting deer?