124 Antique Tibetan Nomad's Belt Cowrie Shell Ornament

This adornment of nomads from Tibetan Changthang made of cowrie shells, bells and leather hangs from the belt. Neat tied rows of even-sized cowrie shells.

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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