1/24th kit salt box (half scale)
1/24th salt box
Size: 2 cms wide 2.5 cms height.
Flat packed in kit form and ready for you to choose your own colours and design.
Non opening lid.
Salt was important for preserving food as well as cooking it. In colonial homes, free-flowing grains [of salt] began with placing the salt box near the fire for drying out lumps or removing a brick to make a salt niche.
Wooden salt boxes could be covered with decorative carving, sometimes as an engagement gift, painted, veneered, or left plain.
The salt box was full of meaning, over and above its practical importance. It was a symbol of hospitality in Germany, and suggested a well-run and comfortable home in Britain and Ireland too. Like salt itself the box might not be noticeable, and yet it was essential for cooking.
Designed and laser cut by Raptoor.