Agarwood Bucket

Art & Culture
2020-12-04 16:31:37

Khovd /MONTSAME/ A wooden bucket dating back to early 20th century is kept at the Museum of Khovd aimag. Native of Erdeneburen soum of Khovd aimag Vandan is said to have made the bucket from brown agarwood. 


The item that had been passed down from generation to generation has been kept at the local museum since 1972. The 30 cm tall wooden bucket has a volume of 10 liters and weighs 3.5 kilograms.


Nomadic Mongolians have been making containers by hand from leather, wood, copper, and brass from ancient times. Agarwood buckets are mainly used for carrying milk.