Project Description

Tibetan leather pouch

The main body of this Pouch is made from Yak Leather with big coral and turquoise stones.

Brass and silver plates were attached to the leather, both at the front and at the back.

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.

Dimensions:

Height (with leather strap): 23 cm (9,05 in)
Height of the pouch: 9 cm (3,54 pulgadas)
Width: 11,5 cm (4,53 in)
Weight: 153,2 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

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