Butter; length 48 centimeters, diameter 23 centimeters; on loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde Wien
10 to 15 kilograms butter are sewn into pigskin for storage or for transport. This way, butter can be preserved for a very long time.
Yak hair, dyed; length 48 centimeters, diameter 17 centimeters; on loan from the Museum für Völkerkunde Wien
Tufts of hair, dyed red, are woven into mane and tail of one of the animals of the herd, thus marking its consecration to the mountain deity.
Butter-Tea Churn, wood; height 106 centimeters, diameter 19 centimeters; on loan from Françoise Pommaret
Unfermented tea leaves are boiled, the tea is poured into the churn and mixed with butter, salt and soda.
Container, wood; height 40 centimeters, diameter 30 centimeters; on loan from Françoise Pommaret
The thin bands of wood are held together by seams made out of bamboo strips.