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Vintage Wooden Tea Container Bhote People of the Nepal Himal, Mid-20th Century

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Vintage wooden tea container from the Bhote, that is, Tibetan stock peoples of the high mountain areas of the Nepal Himalaya. In this case the wooden container most likely comes from the Gurung or Sherpa, and dates to the mid-20th century. Drinking and sharing butter tea is a fundamental aspect of Bhote / Tibetan social interaction, and a tea container such as this was and is found in every home or monastery. This one is made of wood, imbued with a lovely patina from years of use and handling; with metal straps and a wooden lid. Condition: There are a couple of old repairs on the body, but the piece is solid and strong and structurally sound. Dimensions: 6 inch diameter by 21 inches tall.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 21 in. (53.34 cm)Diameter: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
  • Style
    Tibetan (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. There are a couple of old repairs on the body of the cylinder, but the piece is solid and strong and structurally sound.
  • Seller Location
    Point Richmond, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: BT-1804821stDibs: LU1778221186832

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    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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