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