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Distribution of classic type A tiger bells (Great Britain, Nigeria and the West not included)

COUNTRY
REGION / GROUP
AMOUNT
USE
Afghanistan Border area w. Pakistan
XX
Animals, amulet
Burma Probably common
XX
Musical instruments
China, Inner Mongolia North and south, Ewenk, Solon
XXXX
Amulet, shamanism, animals

Gr. Britain (not on map.)

2 cases, both unknown
X
Wales: archeological find
India
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 Kyoto, probably common
X
Amulet, key ring, modern
Kazakhstan Almaty, archeological find
X
Alternative bell; close to A type
Korea Common, all new bells
XXXX
Adornment, shamanism
Malaysia Iban, Bidayu
XXXX
Amulet, shamanism
,,
Kelantan
X
On a wayang puppet
Malta Common
XXX
On horse harnesses
Mongolia Common
XXX
Animals, shamanism
Nepal Common
X
Animals, shamanism
Nigeria (not on map) Rare
X
Unknown
Pakistan Campbellpore district
XXX
Dance bells, amulet
Philippines Mangyan
XX
Adornment, amulet
,,
South East Mindanao
XXXX
Dance bells, amulet
,,
Palawan, Muslim south
X
Amulet, money
Russia

Tver

X
Archeological find
Siberia, East Neo-Siberians (Ewenk, Nanaj, Tuvene, Buryat, etc.)
XXXX
Shamanism
Singapore Common
XX
Amulet, key ring
Taiwan Ami, Puyuma
XXX
Adornment, dance bell
Thailand
Chang Mai region
XX
Animal bells

Tibet

Common
XX

Prayer mill, dogs?

Turkey Unknown
X
Amulet (?)
Vietnam
Fou
X
Unknown
The West: Scattered
X
Amulet, ritual, neo-shamanism

XXXX = very many; XXX = many; XX = few; X = one or two cases

In the digital book 'Tiger bells in Eursia' distribution of the other types (B, C and
the alternatives) are also given.


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