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Tibetan Flint Pouch strike-a-light with coral bead

Tibetan Flint Pouch strike-a-light with coral bead

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1910: Item # 693340

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The front of this Tibetan Flint Pouch is decorated with silver and bronze ornamentation and an inset coral bead. The back is decorated with bronze buttons to protect the leather from excessive wear. The pouch still has its original leather strap which would have been used to secure the pouch to the wearers belt.

Flint was an essential and valuable item for nomadic and indigenous cultures and as such was frequently carries in pouch specifically designed for its use.