The Pat'h is an extremely rare find. It was worn on the head to support an ornate hairstyle. This piece is adorned with pieces of coral and turquoise. The main body contains evenly sized pearls in neat rows. Worn in Lhasa & the U-Tsang region.
LITERATURE REFERENCE : 'Tibetan Nomads' by Schuyler Jones. This book contains several photographs and explantory notes on the Pat'h
MUSEUM PRESENCE : Photographs of Tibetan Pat'h are available in the Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, UK.
MEASUREMENT : Length of each of the 3 arms of the 'Y' is 20 cm
Some pearls are discolored.
Estimated to be circa 1900 or earlier.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.