About this object

A leather belt with thin rectangular open work metal panels with a plaited leather strap to fasten the belt. Hanging from the belt are two appendages, one circular pouch with Chinese coins and knotted leather balls and a 'housewife' pouch with a needle attached that is decorated with coloured leather and Indian annas (coins) dated to 1883.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Skin Leather; Iron; Metal; Pigment; Textile Cotton
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Frederick Marshman Bailey
  • Place collected
    Asia: Central Asia: Tibet [China]: Ü-Tsang
  • Date collected
    1900 - 1922
  • Measurements
    488 mm x 420 mm x 11 mm; 19 3/16 in x 16 9/16 in x 7/16 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: Likely to have been collected (taken) during the Younghusband expedition of 1903 - 04.
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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