Chinese Gun Powder Flask – Miao


The bulbous gun powder flask from the Miao Hill Tribe was made by shaping and sewing together two pieces of heavy water buffalo leather. The seams are sealed and the stopper is made of bamboo. Mounted on a contemporary lucite stand.

5.5″ tall 2.5″ wide 2″ deep, leather and bamboo, China (Miao), late 19th century


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