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Antique Tibetan belt ornament Hook with Coral Beads

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All Items: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1910: item # 761306

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Antique Tibetan belt ornament Hook with Coral Beads
Hanging from the belt on a leather strap, the stylized milking hook was the essential item of ornamentation for any Tibetan woman properly dressed for a festival. Surrounding the hook surface is a heavy etched silver band. The bronze/brass hook has is etched with markings and is inset with 5 large coral beads, each set in a silver bezel. The original leather strap shows lots of wear.

These ceremonial hooks have become hard to obtain. The hook alone measures 5.5 inches long and the strap adds another 4.5 inches to the overall length.



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