Wearing the traditional garments of the Nepalese and Middle Hills Tribesman, this older man stands proudly with his hand on his belt, near his Kukri. A well carved sculpture of a chief or important elder. With nice patina and no cracks or damage and with a museum style metal stand. Mid 20th C. Size 12.5" x 4".
For centuries the Shaman of the Himalayan Hill Tribes have been driving away evil spirits, curing aliments and attracting the favorable attention of the ancestor spirits and gods. Our wonderful example of a Shamans bell necklace shows the effects of years of use while performing these tasks. On the hand made chain there is suspended a variety of bells including three cast brass bells and a mixture of 14 hand made steel and or brass bells, each with a distinctive voice. The chain is 44" in l ...click for details
A fine example of a Himalayan lute. Carved from one piece of wood with the sound box covered in reptile skin. The finial has four figures posed in various positions. The neck shows patina from the hand of the former musician owner. The strings are missing and the keys look to be later replacements. In very good condition. With metal display stand. C 1940. H:29.5"x W:4.5"X D:4"
Called Singa, Snow Lion and Thunder Dragon, this fiercely attractive mask appears at various Buddhist Hill Tribe festivals and Theaters. The paint has darkened with the passage of time but the artists skill and attention to detail is immediately apparent. In overall very good condition. C1960. H:14.25xW:8.75.