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18th/19thC, HIMALAYAN PURSE. (BAGHU) #8530A
An 18th/19th century Himalayan Purse (Baghu) from Eastern Tibet the leather purse decorated on the front with repousse work in silver and set with a coral in a gold coloured mount, the rear with silver decoration. Some losses. 4¼ inches across. #8530a
Purses such as this would have been worn by extremely wealthy woman or aristocracy as a sign of their social standing and were used for carrying money, tobacco and other small items.
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