Afghan Souvenir Gourd Tobacco Snuff Box (Nas Kedi)
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Ornate Afghan Gourd Tribal Tobacco-Snuff Box
This unusual item is a souvenir Afghan snuff-tobacco container box (Nas Kedi, Naskady). It was handcrafted from a hollowed gourd finished with ornate mountings and a removable top.
Gourd boxes like these have been used for generations by the tribal people of Central Asia
. for holding tobacco and snuff. You will see them shown frequently in historical artworks from the region.
Some of our contemporary items
at Tribal Muse are identified as "souvenir" because they are similar to the ones
found in the street bazaars along the Afghan border for
purchase as souvenirs by travelers.
While the designs are
true to old tribal ones, souvenir items are generally less meticulously made,
sometimes with minor irregularities in design or finish.
Please see the drop down menu to see our selection. Price is for one Nas Kedi container.
Measurements: (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
Size: See drop down menu for sizes of each
Weight: 0.7 oz average
Shipping weight = 6 oz
Material: Gourd; White Metal