These Indian canisters are so handy and visually appealing too.  We think they're great for all sorts of storage.  Personally we have ours filled with kindling a next to the fire. We're assuming that these were originally designed for food storage although we would not recommend that now.

 

It's battered, it's bashed, it's fabulous.  Perfect for a country, industrial or rustic style interior.

 

This canister has a greenish hue with it's original hinge, clasp and handle.  Very practical.  Very usable.  Very nice.  

 

Size: W26cm x H35cm

Indian Metal Canister