Project Description

Tibetan leather bullet case

Nomad’s bullet case. The granulated scrollwork shows it was made in Kham Province, Eastern Tibet. It is made of Yak Leather with big coral  stones and brass and silver plates.

A leather strap at the top is used to fasten this to a waist sash or belt.

From the 1st half of XXth c or earlier.

Dimensions:

Height (with leather strap): 16 cm (6,3 in)
Height of the pouch: 6cm (2,36 pulgadas)
Width: 8 cm (3,15 in)
Weight: 140,5 gr

References:

“Ethnic jewellery from Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands”, The Pepin Press, 2002
“Jewellery of Tibet and the Himalayas”, Clarke, John, Harry N. Abrams. Inc publishers, 2004

HIM68

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