They look like Hindi (Devanagari) numerals to me.
It`s pin cushion-box for sure.
Hinges can be easily fixed, the box being made of cardboard. Just take a look how the hinges were fixed to the box where they still hold.
It must be very old. It takes many decades for fabric to ruffle like this. (For example, hankies from the Great War sometimes look like this).
I would nor repair it (except for the hinges) and possibly the fabric at the base if you can find a piece of old fabric in matching color, carefully cut it to desired shape and glue it with water soluble glue. Over-restoring would ruin its antique look.
In short, maker cannot be identified but hopefully the numerals will be recognized and confirmed.