Leather 8-Sided Opium Pillow Box
In Asian cultures, the octagon or "ba-gua" shape has been considered auspicious for centuries. Its eight equal sides represent life in perfect harmony. Therefore, to keep something important locked in a ba-gua shaped box is deemed a prudent thing to do. A thick layer of hand finished leather covers this handsome opium box. Brass hardware with a gold dragon design on the lid makes this an especially great looking box. An optional old Chinese slip pin lock gives it its ancient look.