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Tinder pouch and knife

An anonymous artistUnknown - Unknown

The Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum

The Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum

The knife set is one of the main accessories of Mongolian men and comprises pendants, sheath, knife, chopsticks, strings and firestriker. These objects involve "plaited", "twisted", "butterfly", "fish", "fire", "swastika", "dragon", and "cross" patterns, which symbolize growing,multiplying, thriving and prospering.
The knife set has a bone sheath, which is decorated with the eight auspicious signs and foliate patterns. The masterpiece that reveals all kinds of smithery arts includes an iron knife with pigskin pendants that is decorated with flowers and foliate arabesque patterns and which is the one-mold cast.

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  • Title: Tinder pouch and knife
  • Creator: An anonymous artist
  • Date: Unknown - Unknown
  • Physical Dimensions: w85 x h135 cm
  • Type: sculpture
  • Rights: The Fine Arts Zanabazar Museum

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