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Rare Chinese Miao Ethnic Minority Carved Drinking Horn

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1940: Item # 509989

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From the CongJiang in Gui Zhou province, this drinking horn is carved from water buffalo. It is a thick (and heavier weighted horn) which, according to my Miao friends is considered an inferior horn. So, this piece would have been owned by a "Poorer" family. It is wonderful primitive art object with carvings that are full of symbols reflecting Miao culture and legends. The hole in the tip would have held a string or metal ring to facilitate hanging the horn. This horn would have been used for various festival events.