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Tibetan Snuff Container
Culture: Buddhist     
Country of Origin : Tibet     
Artifact Age: 20th Century

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Himalayan Snuff Container, handcrafted from Tibet and made from a small Yak (or Water Buffalo) Horn (late 1900ís). Snuff, a mixture of tobacco and soot used by both men and women at all levels of society, is still very popular within Tibet. The substance was inhaled to achieve a similar sensation as if smoking tobacco. Yak & Water Buffalo Horns are associated with protection and tribute. This container was certainly used by the nomadic tribes and allowing for the size perhaps a woman. Filled at the larger end - the snuff was retrieved via the narrow end. It is a fine example of the sadly fading nomadic culture within Tibet. (larger images available upon request) †††† Size: 7 inches long end to end (TP14#1)

Price: $320.00 + shipping
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