Tibetan nomad whip end
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Dimensions

35 x 35 x 130 mm

Weight

354 grams

Materials

Iron

Origin

Tibet

Dating

19th century

Provenance

From a Tibetan seller in Beijing, 2007

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Description

An iron weight of square cross-section. A leather strap would have been attached through the loop at the top.

Together with slings, such whips were used in yak herding, keeping wolves and other wild animals at bay, and the occasional brawl. Similar pieces are still used by Tibetan nomads today.

 

Tibetan herder

A Tibetan woman rounding up her yaks. 
Golog, Qinghai, March 8, 2012. 
Photographer unknown.

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