Years ago, I found a book on this sort of work which helped me establish the approximate age of this Ketoh. The leather is original to the piece. Two thin leather laces, both 5-inches long, are used to secure the Ketoh to the forearm.
Since this is the only Ketoh I've seen that has the original leather intact, I thought it might be interesting to see how it had been attached. Note the coarse inner surface of the leather which aids in keeping the piece firmly in place on the arm. From its outer surface grain pattern, the leather appears to be pig skin - but I'm open to any other ideas.
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