Child’s Yak Tooth Herding Toy

Child’s Yak Tooth Herding Toy

Nomad children in Tibet, as children the world over, find whatever items are convenient and available to play with. Tibetan culture, which works hard to accept death as a part of life, includes as playthings dried teeth and bones.

In this game, yak teeth are wandering yaks on a hillside, and a yak vertebra is a lone herder. Our version comes with a handmade felt pouch and a piece of green felt for grass. The teeth are collected by nomad children, who use the pocket money as they see fit.

Pouch is 15cm x 10cm, 8-9 teeth and one vertebra included




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