Humanities Info Card | Updated 3 years ago
Registration Number: F3024 & F3025
Location: Syabrubesi, Nepal
Stitch Type: Plaited straps
Collection Date: 1972
Description: A bamboo cylinder with split bamboo plaited bands, a yak hair handle, and a solid bamboo lid. The pail also includes a small handled ladle with a large dish. The handle features a slight curve and hooks around at the end. It is carved from sal wood (Shorea robusta), a hard, slow growing tree native to the Indian subcontinent.Curator Story
Used in collecting milk, this piece was purchased from a Syabrubesi villager who was using it at the time. June notes that this object was collected in a small Tibetan village north of Kathmandu on the Lang Tang mountain trail. The villagers (originally from Tibet) known as Bhotias dress and live similarly to the Tibetan and Sherpa people.