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Yao Bearâs Teeth Talismans

Yao Bear’s Teeth Talismans

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1393603

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Rare antique bear’s teeth used by the Yao/Mien ethnic group in Guangxi Zhuang, China, Vietnam, Thailand and Laos during in Daoist ceremonies by Dao Guang priests. These would have had bells attached to them were used to “call in the spirits”. An example may be seen in Jess Pourret’s book: The Yao, plate 570, pg 207. These are all very old, and not from a bile farm (in case you were wondering). Dimensions in enlargements