salt pocket

B0004317

Fabricated Sterling and commercial chain.  Approx. 4 1/2.  Its matte finish twin sold for $327

For many, traveling alone is a difficulty.  The salt pocket developed long ago as a way to lessen the anxiety of being away from home.  The traveler’s wife would lovingly fill the salt pocket with salt and some of the cooking spices typically used in the household.  The traveler, then, hangs the salt pocket to his belt as he goes on his way.  As he sits down to eat, the foreign food in a foreign place, he has the comfort of the recognizable at his side as he sprinkles on the “tastes of home” and is reminded of his beloved.

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