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.
Brass and silver plates were attached to the leather.
The flap opens the pouch which is used to store any valuables or coins.
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.
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
“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