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February 05, 2023, 03:04:17 pm
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A 1920 video from Mongolia showing snuff bottle’s related habit

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« on: March 17, 2021, 03:00:39 am »

Dear Giovanni,
That was so interesting. Thank you for sharing. And thanks too for suggesting we jump to minute 24:00 - I had no interest in any of the first 24 minutes, but that final minute was priceless!

From the 1920s Mongolian film (no video back then) I noticed several interesting things:
1. exchanging snuff bottles was a greeting formality, starting with the elders present
2. both men and women took part in the ritual
3. they swapped bottles in one fast and smooth motion while appearing to shake hands
4. this means that most of the people inside the tent were already holding a bottle - only a few were empty handed
5. each 'ritual' involved two exchanges - after which each person got their own bottle back
6. I knew the custom of loosening the stopper to sniff and appreciate the aroma of the snuff in the bottle you have just been given, before giving it back. But the move was so fast the bottle didn't always get as far as the nose, so it really was meant as only a symbolic gesture

Regards,
Tom
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