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394 Old Tibetan Khampa Nomad's Case

Antique Tibetan Khampa Nomad's Bullet Case 

Collected from Tibet in 2007 from the Barkhor sellers

Used by Khampa Nomads of Eastern Tibet

Leather and ornate Tibetan silver

The red bead *might* be coral but I am not sure.

Leather hanger attached - to allow the piece to hang from the wearer's waist belt.

Rare relic of a vanishing lifestyle

Silver purses and flint lighters from the vanishing lifestyle are still available - even I have a few of those. But this is the only bullet case that I have seen and finding another - either in a store or online - is highly unlikely

Estimated to be from the early 1900s



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.


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