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Naga Nagaland Necklace with Brass Ornaments

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Pre 1970   item# 916296 (stock# 17419b)

Naga Nagaland Necklace  with Brass Ornaments
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$110 

This is a necklace without an opening about twenty inches long. It consists of a string of white heart beads and nine old brass pieces. One of the pieces represents a human face and the others represent leaves, melons, or abstract shapes. The brass ornaments all show good age, with nice wear on the backs and also where they hang from a string. They are considerably older than the date we estimate for the necklace and bear no relationship to the new brass items now coming out of Nagaland. They va ...click for details


Shaman's Phurba from Nepal decorated with tassels

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1950   item# 899061 (stock# 22473-3)

Shaman's Phurba from Nepal decorated with tassels
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$750 

This kind of wooden phurba is found mostly in the foot hills and higher mountains of Nepal's Himalayas. We have never seen one which could be convincingly assigned a Tibetan origin although often they are mislabeled as Tibetan.

Of all the hundreds of phurbas we have handled this one stands out as one of the most outstanding. It has a wonderful patina, the carving is expressive, and the cloth dangles lend it ...click for details


Tibetan Carpet Horse Trapping

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1940   item# 718038 (stock# 23977)

Tibetan Carpet Horse Trapping
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$125 

Woven like a pile carpet this piece was used by Tibetan horsemen to decorate the forehead of one of their horses.

The central decoration is a vase holding a norbu (flaming jewels). Around it are groups of jewels.

The piece is in good condition except that the edges would originally have been bound with cloth. Instead it has been carefully s ...click for details


Tibetan or Nepalese Gau with Contents

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1950   item# 705942 (stock# 20206b)

Tibetan or Nepalese Gau with Contents
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$165 

Decorated on the face with the All Powerful Ten Syllables of the Kalachakra mantra, this gau still contains its original contents. It is fashioned out of copper, which has acquired a beautiful old patina. It was intended to be hung from a cord or to be stood upright.

It is in excellent condition. It measures 4 x 4-3/4 inches (10 x 12 cm.) The contents remain undisturbed.


Tibetan Meditation Carpet Endless Knot

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 705926 (stock# 22409)

Tibetan Meditation Carpet Endless Knot
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$950 

This kind of small rectangular pile carpet could have been used in a monastery or a domestic meditation room, or it could even have been used as the seat part of a saddle set. A very similar one is shown as pl. 239 in Tibetan Rugs, White Orchid Books.

The carpet is in good condition, natural dyes, and no reweaving. It measures 26-1/2 by 24 inches (67 x 61 cm.)


Brass Naga Headhunter's Necklace - 2 Heads

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1940   item# 705231 (stock# 20466f)

Brass Naga Headhunter's Necklace - 2 Heads
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$325 

This is an old piece as can be seen from the patina and the wear on the back. The red glass beads are no doubt a more recent addition, but the value of the piece is in the double brass heads which have an entirely different feel from the new brass work now found on the market.

The brass measures 4-1/2 inches across and 3 inches high. The beads are 21 inches.


Amulet Tibetan Silver and Gilt copper Gau

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 688588 (stock# 23673a)

Amulet Tibetan Silver and Gilt copper Gau
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$350 

Tibetan gau boxes come in a variety of sizes and shapes, but this is one of the most common form of the larger gaus. It was made to be either placed on an altar or worn on the person. The two lugs on either side allow for a strap so it can be easily tied around the waist or hung over the shoulder.

A gau of this size can hold a wide variety of objects, all of a sacred or protective nature. This could in ...click for details


Chip Carved Archer's Wooden Wrist Guard from Nepal

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1960   item# 688367 (stock# 19883)

Chip Carved Archer's Wooden Wrist Guard from Nepal
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$95 

The mountain villages of Nepal used to be full of wonderfully carved wooden items no matter how humdrum the function. These examples of a rich material culture are slowly vanishing as fashions change and the older generations die out. Villages are no longer so isolated and slick new imports replace what once had to be produced locally by hand.

This traditional wooden wrist guard is a good example. Not only di ...click for details


Ceramic Horse from Nepal Tharu People

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1960   item# 688352 (stock# 22357b)

Ceramic Horse from Nepal Tharu People
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$110 

The Tharu people live in the Terai region of Nepal on the northern border of India. Their traditional religion has been greatly influenced by Hinduism, yet traditional practices endure. Ceramic horses such as this one were made as offerings and were kept in Tharu village shrines.

This terracotta horse measures 6 inches long and 4 inches high. ...click for details


Small Ceramic Horse from Nepal Tharu People

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1960   item# 688350 (stock# 22357a)

Small Ceramic Horse from Nepal Tharu People
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$75 

The Tharu people live in the Terai region of Nepal on the northern border of India. Their traditional religion has been greatly influenced by Hinduism, yet traditional practices endure. Ceramic horses such as this one were made as offerings and were kept in Tharu village shrines.

This terracotta horse is at the small end of the scale, measuring 4-3/4 inches long and 2-1/2 inches high. ...click for details

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