snuff bottle

Small waisted gourd snuff bottle decorated with horizontal bands of dark blue, yellow, red and white beads at the base. There are strings of red and yellow beads attaching the base to the top of the bottle, and a circular stopper decorated by blue and red beads and attached by a string of dark blue beads. There is also a handle of pink and blue beads with two additional tassels.

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