A fine example of men's "jewellery" from the Tekke people of Turkmanistan. Made from a whole miniature gourd grown expressly for the purpose, polished, chased with silver and finished with a carnelian stone set into the top of the cap. Such items were used to hold powered tobacco and formed part of a wealthy man's dress ensemble. Approximately 80 years old.
Measurements: Height 16.4 cm, stone diameter 1.6 cm, diameter widest point 4.5cm