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YAK MILK BUCKET

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Wood yak milk bucket with animal handle, Tibet, early 20th C. 9" high by 6" wide.
Sales price $300
SKU: asi0704150
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Description

Tibetan culture relies on the yak in much the same way the Native American plains tribes relied on the bison, eating the meat and utilizing the rest of the animal. Yak milk even resembles buffalo milk, as it has a higher fat and protein composition than dairy cow or goat milk. The butter is used to light lamps, make a staple dish known as tsampa and even moisten chapped lips.