Belt ornament, Tibet.

A belt ornament from Tibet. Hanging from the belt on a leather strap, the stylized milking hook was the essential item of ornamentation for any Tibetan woman properly dressed for a festival. Early 20th century.

Materials: Brass, silver, leather, beads and stones. Condition: wear and use. L. 29,5 cm/ 11.6 inch. W: 9,4 cm/ 3.7 inch (hook).