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Here we have a beautiful old Bhutanese cheese cask. As is
typical of these functional yet attractive items, this Bhutanese
food cask is made of bamboo slats that make up the side
surfaces, and wood planks make up the base and top. The bamboo
was lacquered and has developed a beautiful patina and is in
very good condition. The interior still smells very much like
Himalayan Yak cheese. Of course as some of you know, the term
"yak cheese" is a misnomer. Only the males of the species are
called yaks. The female is called a "dri" - so when people say
"yak cheese", they really mean "dri cheese".
Anyway, if you collect Himalayan ethnographic
items, or have Tibetan antique furniture, items such as this are
great for accessorizing with your Tibetan furniture. With this
and a few other of our Himalayan items you can get a strong
Tibetan ambiance going. These casks are great all purpose
containers and look great on coffee tables, cabinets and any
kind of furniture or decor with shelf space.
mid 20th C.
4" front to back
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