Copper Needle Case, Nepal
This antique needle case from Nepal is over 100 years old and is an incredible bead. 64mm long x 15mm wide x 7mm thick. Beautiful decorative tooled metal on both sides. Top slides out, center hole is for a string or chain attachment to wear. When sliding out, needles for sewing would be stored in the two outer chambers. This can simply be used as a focal bead, but it could be revived as a needle case, it's original purpose. Very unusual, and highly collectible!