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Tiger bells in Asia and Europe, distribution and use

Tiger bells in the West and Europe (incl. Russia and Kazakhstan) are not indicated.

 
Type / Number
 
COUNTRY REGION / GROUP USE
Afghanistan Border area w. Pakistan
XX
-
-
-
Animals, dress
Bangladesh Probably common
-
XXx
-
-
Animal bells?
Bhutan Common
-
-
XXXX
-
On horse belts
Burma Probably common
XXx
X
-
XX
Animals, musical instruments
Cambodia Probably common
-
XX
-
-

Possibly animals

China North, several places
XXXx
-
-
-
Amulet, shamanism, animals
India Uttar Pradesh
-
-
XXXX
-

Production center

,,
Tamil Nadu
-
X
-
-
Unknown
,,
Nagaland
XXX
-
-
-
Adornment, amulet
Indonesia East Kalimantan
XXXX
-
-
-
Amulet, shamanism
,,
Sulawesi
XXX
-
-
-
Adornment, amulet
,,
Flores
X
-
-
-
Dance bells
,,
Timor
XX
-
-
-
Adornment, amulet
,,
Sumba
X
-
-
-
Horse bell
,,
Java
X
-
-
-
Horse bell?
,,
Bali
X
-
-
-
Horse bell
,,
Sumatra - Lampung
X
- - - Archeological find
,,
Sumatra - Minangkabau
XX
-
-
-
Cat's bells
,,
Sumatra - Batak, Toba
XX
-
-
-
Adornment, amulet
Japan Probably common
X
-
-
-
Amulet, jeyring, modern
Kazakhstan City of Almaty
-
-
-
-
Archeological find, alternative
Korea Common
XXXx
-
-
-
Adornment, amulet?
Laos Haw
-
XX
-
XX
Horse bell
Malaysia Iban, Bidayu
XXXX
-
-
-
Amulet, shamanism
,,
Kelantan
X
-
-
-
On a wayang puppet
Malta Possibly common
XXX
-
-
-
On horse harnesses
Mongolia Common
XXX
XX
-
-
Animals, shamanism
Nepal Common
Xx
X
XXXX
-
Animals, shamanism
Pakistan Campbellpore district
X
-
-
-
Dance bells
Philippines Manggyan
XX
-
-
-
Adornment, amulet
,,
South east Mindanao
XXXX
-
-
-
Dance bells, amulets
,,
Palawan, Muslim south
X
-
-
-
Amulet, money
Russia

Tver

X
-
-
-
Archeological find
Siberia, East Ewenk, Nanaj, Tuvene, Buryat XXXX
-
-
-
Shamanism
Singapore Common
XX
-
-
-
Amulet, key ring
Syria Probably common
xx
-
-
-
Animal bells
Taiwan Ami, Puyuma
XXX
-
-
-
Adornment, dance bell

Thailand

Common
XXXX
-
-
Animals, amulet
,,
Chang Mai region
XX
XX
-
-
Animal bells

Tibet

Common
XX
XXXX
X
-

Type A: prayer mill
Type B, C: on belts for horses, yaks and dogs

Turkey Unknown
X
-
-
-
Amulet (?)
Fou
-
-
-
XX
Horse bells
The West Local Chinese communities
XXxx
-
-
-
Amulet (?)

Legend: XXXX = very many; XXX = many; XX = few; X = one or two cases
x = alternatives

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