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124 Antique Tibetan Nomadic Belt Cowrie Shell Ornament Jewelry

124 Antique Tibetan Nomadic Belt Cowrie Shell Ornament Jewelry


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900: Item # 1400823

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An adornment worn by the nomads from Tibetan Changthang

Made of cowrie shells, bells and leather this is attached to the waist belt or sashand is one of the many accessories worn on the sash.

Very neatly tied rows of even-sized cowrie shells - which were a measure of wealth.

Late 19th century.

LITERATURE REFERENCE : Example of cowries on similar leather strips worn as a belt hanger may be seen on Page 255, "Tibetan Nomads" by Shuyler Jones

MEASUREMENT : 40 cm length x 8 cm width approx


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