This Item Sold on 12 November 2007
Similar artifacts for sale are often found on the Asian Artifacts web page.
Historical Pricing information for this item and similar artifacts can be found at: Historical Artifact Prices
This simple Shephard's sling from Tibet was woven out of cord made with wool by herders in the Himalyan mountain region of Asia. The fibre (hair) in the wool is very stiff and the colors are black and white. The terminating whip end is made entirely out of white fibres. The pouch for holding the stone is elliptical and it is very wide at the center. The pouch is split along the long axis to cradle a large stone. This is done on slings from many different cultures. This sling was purchased by a friend of mine who traveled to Tibet in the mid 1990s.