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Antique Tibetan Buddhist ritual bell Ghanta

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 1238449 (stock# T187)

Antique Tibetan Buddhist ritual bell Ghanta
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This lovely antique bell is a traditional Ghanta, which is a Tibetan Buddhist ritual bell, sometimes called Dril, bu,and/or singing bell. Just over 6 inches tall, this Ghana is paired with the Dorje at the top of the handle, and the surface is decorated with an abundance of Tibetan symbols. This bell has the original clapper, has a lovely tone and beautiful patina.

The Ghanta represents feminine power, wisdom, recepti ...click for details


Meiji Girls Day Hina Dolls set of 3 small attendants

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Dolls: Pre 1920   item# 1237400 (stock# J188)

Meiji Girls Day Hina Dolls set of 3 small attendants
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For Girls Day Palace display 3 male attendants each approximately 4 inches tall


Meiji Girls Day Hina Dolls set of 3 small Ladies

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Dolls: Pre 1920   item# 1237399 (stock# J187)

Meiji Girls Day Hina Dolls set of 3 small Ladies
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Two Standing Ladies in Waiting for palace display and one lady seated for tea service. Standing ladies are 5.5 inches tall and the one seated is 3.5 tall


Meiji Girls Day Hina Dolls set of 5 small musicians

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Dolls: Pre 1920   item# 1237398 (stock# J186)

Meiji Girls Day Hina Dolls set of 5 small musicians
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The 5 musicians from palace set of Girls Day Hina Dolls...the 2 musicians in the rear are are seated on stools are each 4.5 inches tall. The 3 seated on the floor are 3.5 inches tall


Meiji Girls Day Hina small pair Archers

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Dolls: Pre 1920   item# 1237397 (stock# J185)

Meiji Girls Day Hina small pair Archers
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Ornately detailed Meiji period hard to find pair of imperial archers for palace display Girls Day Hina Dolls. 5.5 inches high to the top of the head...


Meiji Girls Day Hina Dolls small Emperor and Empress

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Dolls: Pre 1920   item# 1237396 (stock# J184)

Meiji Girls Day Hina Dolls small Emperor and Empress
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Ornate small pair of Japanese Girls Day display Emperor and Empress Dolls 4 inches tall... complete with hat, headress, fan etc...


Chinese Yao ethnic minority bone hair ornament comb

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1920   item# 1232391 (stock# M167)

Chinese Yao ethnic minority bone hair ornament comb
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$325 

This traditional tribal comb would be worn for festival by Yao ethnic minority woman of Southern China. The comb was carved from sections of bone which are held together with twining technique. The bone sections are inked with design pattern. The comb alone is 5.5 inches long and 3 inches wide. The combined length with the pompom and tassels is almost 12 inches long


Tibetan belt with beads, cowrie shells and turquoise

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1930   item# 1230849 (stock# T186)

Tibetan belt with beads, cowrie shells and turquoise
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$250 

This belt would have been worn for festival gatherings. Decorated with beads, cowrie shells and central turquoise medallion the belt strap is narrow approx 1.25 inched wide. Hanging from the belt are beaded strands in graduated lengths with each strand ending with a cowrie shell. There is a cord tie attached so that the belt can be tied at the back of the wearer. It is a lovely piece


Chinese Miao Ethnic Minority Embroidered Festival Apro

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Textiles: Pre 1920   item# 1215752 (stock# EMT163)

Chinese Miao Ethnic Minority Embroidered Festival Apro
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This apron is from the Huan Xi area and was part of the traditional Miao ethnic minority woman's festival costume. Made from home spun fibers,indigo dyed yarn, it is embroidered with tiny intricate cross stitch geometric design...the ties are also hand woven. The apron measures approx 17 x 17 inches and is in good condition...with a few very light stains which do not show on photo with enhancing...


Tibetan Traditional Vast Luck Prayer Flag Woodblock

Catalogue: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 1188564 (stock# ZT183)

Tibetan Traditional Vast Luck  Prayer Flag Woodblock
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This traditional old Tibetan carved woodblock was used to print the "vast luck" pattern on Buddhist prayer flags. There is a double dorje in the center where it is written "May the holder of this charm be given the gift of eternal life." The corners are carved with the 4 animals: the garuda, the peacock, the elephant, and the wind horse and the mantras to protect and increase life, health, wealth and good fortune. The Eight Auspicious Symbols are also depicted and around the ...click for details


Antique Tibetan Copper Gau with 2 monk amulets

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 1183697 (stock# T182)

Antique Tibetan Copper Gau with 2 monk amulets
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This antique copper reposse gau houses a picture instead of a clay tsa tsa which was common for a family gau. when the family could afford to do so, the picture would be replaced by a clay tsatsa. Curiously, this gau also houses 2 amulets, which were typically provided by a monk. The paper is very old and I am told it is bad Karma to unfold the amulet.

The Tibetan Buddhists used the gau as a prayer shrine usually pl ...click for details


Antique Tibetan Copper Reposse Gau

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 1170809 (stock# T180)

Antique Tibetan Copper Reposse Gau
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This antique copper gau would have been kept in a prayer niche in the home and would be worn as an ornament for festival. In place of the Tsatsa (clay figure), there is a Tsakli. It was common practice to use a tsakli (small picture card) to represent the religious item which would be placed in the gau, when time and money became available. The original written talisman remains inside the gau also.

Gaus like ...click for details


17th century cast small Southeast Asian Buddha

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1700   item# 1100689 (stock# SEA146)

17th century cast small Southeast Asian Buddha
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This small sitting Buddha dates to the 16th century...The cast metal is somewhat deteriorated as would be expected. The names and borders of the countries of southeast Asia have changed and moved over the centuries which makes naming specific country of origin somewhat difficult....Thailand,Burma,Siam... This is a wonderful artifact of Southeast Asian religious culture. 4 inches tall...


Antique Tibetan Bronze Talisman Amulet in Leather case

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 1098178 (stock# T170)

Antique Tibetan Bronze Talisman Amulet in Leather case
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This Buddhist figure was cast in bronze and sewn into a leather case. It would have been carried in a pocket or worn hanging about the neck by the leather thong...a personal amulet or talisman meant for protection. Good condition, 4 the case in 4 inches high and 3 inches across at the widest point.


Antique Tibetan festival decorative leather purse

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 1098039 (stock# T171)

Antique Tibetan festival decorative leather purse
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This antique Tibetan purse would have been used as a costume ornament during festival. It is decorated with silver and bronze fittings and coral and turquoise stones. Passed from generation to generation, and used extensively, this piece shows it age. Such purses would have held precious coins and the occasional flint but would not be considered as a Tibetan "strike a light" because of the lack of the striker plate.

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