Ethnical group: Romanian
Region: Sîg village, Bihor county, Transylvania
Period of time: The 1th half of the 20th century
Utility: Piece of furniture used to preserve young women’s dowry

Description: Parallelepiped shape, straight lid/cover made up of two decorated boards; all the sides of the dowry chest are
made up of two boards, being joined together by wooden nails; it has metallic lock; geometrical adornments: straight lines,
parallel lines; vegetal decoration: sun flower, stylized flowers; phytomorph motifs: leaves; avimorph motifs: bird; natural wood
color; shade of time.

Economic sector: Worked in a rural workshop, in homestead; On the nowadays market this type of object has prices between 1500-2000 lei (according the meticulosity of motifs or the size
of the object), but unfortunatelly the interest for buying this kind of object decreased, having these days mostly a decorative
value. Anyway, there are a few buyers among the specialists or among the museums. In our country, at this moment are about
300 woodcarvers, the number of persons who makes carved dowry chest being about 15. There is a general tendency to
make this kind of objects, but in miniature size, the dowry chest being transformed this way in a jewelry box.

Source: Wood. Bone. Metal Collection (Inventory No. 979 L), ASTRA Museum of Transylvanian Civilization. ASTRA National Museum Complex Sibiu