Thursday, 13 May 2010

Not exactly a thokcha but certainly an extremely nice item. This is an antique Tibetan leather tinder pouch with ivory chopsticks. Worn on the belt these pieces were used widely in Tibet up until the mid 20th century. I love the snow lion and metal studs on this piece. The chopsticks are housed in a Shargreen case. I aquired it on ebay several years ago and was the only bidder. I think I picked it up for the princely sum of $15. The snow lion mesaures 40 mm x 40 mm.

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