Heart-shaped spice, betel nut, or medicine box, Tibetan, 19th century.
2 9 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Heart-shaped spice, betel nut, or medicine box, Tibetan, 19th century.

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Description

Tibetan medicine is a traditional system of medicine which has been practiced for over 2500 years. It uses natural ingredients such as herbs, resins, soils, rocks and precious metals. It also uses chants from Lamaism, a form of Buddhism.
 

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