snuff box entered Europe around the fifteenth century, and later reached
Mongolia through China. And the Mongolian Khuurug, was discovered in the 17th
century. A Mongolian snuff bottle, bottle, however, differs slightly in design
and usage. They are constructed with jewels such as Chunchignorov (Box-form),
Gartaam (agate), Mana (chalcedony) and Khash (jade) and are used during
national holidays. Mongolians also use them for their health: Khash huurug(
snuff bottle made from jade) was traditionally used by the rich, the jewel is
very expensive because of its rarity, and is harder and stronger than most
kinds of snuff bottles.
Mongolia snuff bottles, the most important aspects that make it more valuable
is the stone it is made of, especially the cap design and material which is
the fact that it was part of tradition used for many generations during
communist years or the 1990s, the snuff bottle lost its value and demand, as
all the temples, were burned and associated religious items became unnecessary.
During the war people crushed their snuff bottle to use the stone as firestone.
The snuff bottle does not necessarily have to be made of stone; the materials
can be glass, bones, wood and silver. As for the cap it’s mainly made from
coral and the bottom part is ringed with gold or silver. The snuff bottle is
made in different sizes for men and women. Also, its purpose can vary.
method to use it in Mongolia is also very unique. When greeting each other two
people exchange their snuff bottles. Each person holds their snuff bottle in
their palm holding it in a vertical position. The bung also has to be
half-open. When they are finished snuffing the snuff bottle they return it to
the owner, in the same manner.
we list the most commonly used material for crafting snuff bottles and its
Jade has brave that using jade makes one’s heart pure,
divines and calms a person keeping their savage mood at bay. The more you use a
jade snuff bottle the more it sparkles and shines.
Depending on the components there are 30 different types
of chalcedony. Each chalcedony has its specialty; like healing joint pains or
avoiding madness. In general, all the chalcedonies have the ability to preserve
It is said coral is used as amulet by many holies. The
coral protects people from envy, bad thoughts of others and bad things in general.
Also, Mongolians believe that the person’s memory will improve and injuries
will heal that pregnant women will give birth pain free if they rub a coral
snuff bottle in their palm before birth.
stone snuff bottle:
If you carry around azure frequently it prevents ulcers,
sicknesses, injuries, stress, ets. In addition an azure snuff bottle helps
people live up to their full potential.
Mongolians believe that depending on their date of
birth, year and some other Buddhist counting that people should choose the
material to make the snuff bottle. It is a simple yet mysterious accessory of
men and women. Rather than just shaking hands Mongolians use the snuff bottle
to show their respect toward their company. They offer something of their and
the other person does the same. It has become a unique ritual of Mongolians, to
differ from other nations. This tradition was around for a long time and from
the looks of it this custom is going to be around for a long time, as people
nowadays use it more and more