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Wooden printing block, Nepal,Himalaya

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 1118741 (stock# HP/PB 437)

Wooden printing block, Nepal,Himalaya
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A very finely carved large printing block figuring a naga networks including tibetan auspicious symbols. H 29 cm, wide 23 , Thick 4 cm weight 1.5 kg, more information on request


Wooden Printing Block N2, Himalayan Regions

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1970   item# 624928 (stock# HP/PB122)

Wooden Printing Block N2, Himalayan Regions
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Printing wood block used for a prayer flag, representing three lamas, probably three Bodhisattvas as they all have the gesture of argument ("Vitarka Mudra"). In this gesture the tips of thumb and index fingers touch each other, forming a circle, whereas all other fingers are extended upwards. These blocks are still used to print prayer flags (also called "lungta", "lung" means wind, "ta" means horse), so lunta means "who is riding the wind". The ...click for details


Very Old Wooden Printing Block N1, Himalaya

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1940   item# 624927 (stock# HP/PB121)

Very Old Wooden Printing Block N1, Himalaya
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Very old printing wood block used for the Tibetan prayer flag, representing the "Chatra" (the Buddhist holy parasol). It is a symbol of Buddhist goddesses such as Pancharaksa, Usnisasita. It protects from evil spirits. It is one of the eight symbols of good luck in Buddhism. This block has been directly collected from a Tamang community in the Solu district (Central Estern Nepal). In fact, the block was broken into two parts and thus was useless. It has then been nicely fixed and resto ...click for details

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