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Camphor glory box

“It was good practice for unmarried women to collect items such as clothing and household linen, in anticipation of married life.
The dowry was saved in a Glory Box, generally made out of Camphor laurel wood, as it was insect (silverfish) proof, so to make sure the items were in good state by the time the box was open”

Aida and the Camphor laurel

Here’s Aida who tells us the story when she was growing up in Argentina.
It was common practice in her neighborhood to send kids to school with a little bag around their neck. The bag contained little balls of camphor to help prevent the kids from getting diseases while in contact with other kids.