Tibetan Frizzen Exhibition

In times without matches or lighters, our ancestors had been using frizzens for a long period of time. Frizzen is a device to make fire, which is made of iron or the metals of some kind. The shape of the frizzen looks like a sickle. Strike it on flint, sparkles come out and light the touchwood, and kindling is made. In the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau where the Tibetan people live, even nowadays, frizzen is still a favorable companion of the Tibetan men.

Tibetan uses a leather bag to contain flint and touchwood. It is ready for use at any time. The frizzen is not only a utility but also a decoration of the Tibetan men.










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