19th Century Tibetan Repoussé Needle Case For Sale
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19th Century Tibetan Repoussé Needle Case

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Lavishly decorated with repoussé, auspicious Buddhist symbols, and a bit of coral, this 19th-century silver needle case was once filled with the needles of a Tibetan healer skilled in the art of moxibustion. Practiced throughout Asia for thousands of years, moxibustion is a traditional medical technique that involves burning mugwort to facilitate healing and stimulate energy flow. Healers insert small needles into acupuncture points on the body, affixing a cone-shaped amount of the herb and setting it alight to create a pleasant, heating sensation deep in the skin. Essential to the healer’s repertoire, these needles were stored in ornate cases such as this one.

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 9 in. x W 2 in. x D 2 in.H 22.86 cm x W 5.08 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    CB350
  • Reference Number
    LU820013300402
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