A begging bowl used by Sufis, Dervish and other mendicants who have renounced earthly goods and subsist on the charity of the devout. The kashkul is used for food and offerings, often then delivered to the poor. The somewhat boat shaped copper vessel has a suspension chain both for carrying as well as to allow the bowl to be attached to the door of the needy. Banded by geometric designs, with a pleasing patina overall. Qatar Period. Length 8", width 5.5"