“Tas-ül sefer” as it was called in the old times, was invented for soldiers taking the field in the Ottoman Empire to put their travel meals. Yes, we are talking about the dinner pail. In the time of the Janissaries, it was a multi-purpose cup that was eaten from, served as a dipper while washing, and provided protection when carried on the chest.

This medium-large size embroidered 3-layer, 3-cup dinner pail completely made of copper in our collection is one of the delicate examples that have reached to the present day with their memories and experiences. The carvings, symbols and masterful touches on the outer layer are spectacular. The surface looks very deep with them. The attachments, its cylinder type handle are just as different from the ordinary examples.

On its copper patterns and layers, the synergy it creates with the traces of experience, makes it even more special and nostalgic. In our memories, it also strengthens the possibility that a soldier taking the field might have used it for multiple purposes to eat, bathe, and protect himself.


  • Title: Embroidered Copper 3-Layer Dinner Pail
  • Location: Turkey

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