There were two jewelry boxes bought for our fathers. This one cracked as the teak wood dried out.
Most wooden gifts were bought in the area south of the East Compound where many merchants had galleries of things for sale.
These two wall hangings were for another grandmother.
She received many comments and compliments on the variety of jade and other stones.
The black lacquer frames have faded with time.
So, today, you can see one of the jewelry boxes. All the pairs of earrings sent are in it.
The wall hangings are in our bedroom and the scale of the objects can be easily seen.
Funny how so many gifts, given, made their way back to us.
Update: After this posting, my wife found this old boy at the end of a closet shelf in a box titled "cups and saucers."