Leather needle pouch (kab-cho) with two diamond-shaped appliqué panels, possibly originally red, on a ground originally of green plastic, now largely missing. Two leather straps are drawn tight to shut the pouch’s lid. At one end is a long leather suspension loop. The pouch contains eight needles.
Needle cases or 'kab-cho' are often carried by Tibetan nomads on their chatelaines. Needles are vital tools when it comes to repairing clothing or equipment, but they can be difficult to replace when away from permanent settlements and as we all know, they are very easy to loose. Kab-cho represent and ingenious way of keeping needles safe whilst on the move.