This Penbox is a handmade souvenir coming from Iran, Shiraz, mainly made up of wood. The art used to craft this special object is Khatamkari, in which many pieces of wood and ivory are laid side by side in diverse patterns and colors.
The work is composed of Khatam patterns on all sides of the box and a miniature painting on the top. The painting motif shows the game of Chogan (Polo) which is played on horseback with a stick and ball. The earliest records of Chogan (Polo) are Persian about thousands of years ago; there is evidence that it was played in the time of King Darius the Great (522- 486 B. C).
This souvenir can be a spectacular gift for a friend who is in love with art, history, calligraphy, writing and sport.