Yak Butter Container

c. 1900
$980 USD
Make an Offer
Dimensions
H: 9.75" Dia: 8.25"
Materials
Leather
Northern Elmwood
Bamboo
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
Y139C
Estimated Shipping
$38

This beautifully-aged wooden container dates to the late 19th century and was used to transport and store a nutritious butter made from yak’s milk. Food was scarce on the Mongolian steppes and had to be carefully rationed so that nothing was wasted. Carved of elmwood and bamboo, the slats and lid are tightly joined to create the perfect seal. The container is finished with a simple leather handle and a wooden trim designed to look like a twining rope.

Questions? Ask us

What They're Saying

Portrait lovell
Suzanne Lovell | Suzanne Lovell, Inc.

“I am particularly fond of PAGODA RED as we have known the family for so long. Betsy is a professional in every way and her intelligent taste comes from a long line of family knowledge in the arts. She and her team are the very best to work with and we find treasures with every visit!”

Receive our weekly email on design &
creating memorable spaces