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4 Tsakli: Guru Rimpoche and Buddhas

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1970   item# 460974 (stock# T003)

4 Tsakli: Guru Rimpoche and Buddhas
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$60 for set 

Visit our web site, Himalayan Antiques, for a short discussion of tsakli and their place in Tibetan art.

We have several tsaklis and sets of tsaklis to present on Trocadero. We will start with some of the less expensive tsakli. Search our site on the keyword "tsakli" to find our other offerings and more as we add more.

They are ve ...click for details


Cambodian silk weft ikat, natural colors

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Textiles: Pre 1970   item# 392638 (stock# ikat01)

Cambodian silk weft ikat, natural colors
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$85 

We recently visited Cambodia and were able to find several silk weft-patterned ikats dating from the period before the Vietnam war. This one, like most, had been sewn into a woman's sarong. It measures 38" x 64" and is in very good condition showing little wear and with only one tiny hole less than the size of a grain of rice. Very typical muted natural colors.

We have several different pattern in st ...click for details


Himalayan mask from Tibet: Mahakala

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1950   item# 357684 (stock# 14735)

Himalayan mask from Tibet: Mahakala
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$950 

With his bulging eyes, snarling mouth and crown of skulls, Mahakala serves to threaten any force which would impede the practice of Buddhism. Thus in spite of his terrifying aspect, he is known as a wrathful protector.

This kind of mask is used during Tibetan monastic dances, with the lama wearing the mask high on his head and using the open mouth as his eye holes. He would be wearing a yak tail mane over his head and ...click for details


Himalayan Mask: Kali from Nepal or Northern India

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1950   item# 357667 (stock# 14729)

Himalayan Mask: Kali from Nepal or Northern India
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$550 

While we obtained this mask in Nepal it may have originated in northern India. It has been covered in a very fine cotton cloth both inside and outside, and this is very unusual with masks from Nepal.

At any rate it represents Kali, the most wrathful manifestation of the mother god, Durga. She has a third eye and her tongue is red from the blood she has just engorged. ...click for details


Himalayan mask, Tiger, from Terai region of Nepal

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1950   item# 357402 (stock# 19390)

Himalayan mask, Tiger, from Terai region of Nepal
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$650 

The paint is dull and chipped, but the face of this tiger is still very expressive as are its teeth. The mask is carved all from a single block of wood, even including the ears, which more often than not would be carved separately and attached. The wood used is not a hard, dense wood but is quite light, but the mask has held up very well with no splits or chips aside from a very few to the eye holes and a very old repair to the right ear. ...click for details


Himalayan mask, Terai region, man with moustache

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1960   item# 357395 (stock# 19446)

Himalayan mask, Terai region, man with moustache
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$365 

A nicely carved and and expressive mask of a smiling man with a moustache. Presently black, a pink undercoat shows through flecks in the paint, and who knows what colors before that.

This mask is carved of a soft, light wood. The inside (last photo) shows a very smooth and controlled pattern of chisel marks. The wood condition is good with no cracks, though there is a large chip missing from the top where the end g ...click for details


Himalayan mask, middle hills, Nepal - Tamang

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1950   item# 356744 (stock# 19418)

Himalayan mask, middle hills, Nepal - Tamang
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$525 

Sometimes the simplest of masks have the strongest presence, as this mask can attest. The lower face is one plane, the forehead is a second, with the triangular nose uniting the two. Old broken pieces of glass give the eyes a haunting glaze, and the rectangular mouth sports six worn teeth, more than one with metal caps. There are traces of old white paint on the forehead and chin.

The mask is carved from a very dens ...click for details


Tibetan Buddhist Set of 108 Butter Lamps

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1940   item# 349327 (stock# 19249)

Tibetan Buddhist Set of 108 Butter Lamps
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$425 

For Tibetan Buddhists 108 is an auspicious number. 108 beads make up a Buddhist prayer mala and 108 butter lamps make up a set.

Tiny lamps like this are lit on numerous occasions and lighting them is considered a form of worship or meditation. In addition to larger and more elaborate butter lamps somewhere in a Tibetan monastery there is inevitably an assemblage of one or several sets of these tiny lamps also burnin ...click for details


Brass Headhunter's Neck Ring from Nagaland

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1940   item# 333648 (stock# 20469d)

Brass Headhunter's Neck Ring from Nagaland
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$225 

Under traditional Naga customs this neck ring would have been worn only by a man who had taken heads. While many pieces of headhunter jewelry from Nagaland are now being reproduced, this piece shows the wear and patina to date back to the time of headhunting. We have provided several closeup shots to so indicate.

At its widest the piece is 6 inches. The opening for the neck is 3-1/2 inches, and the widest inner width ...click for details


Conch Shell Beads from Nagaland

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Pre 1980   item# 325278 (stock# 22038)

Conch Shell Beads from Nagaland
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$95 

A nicely graduated strand of conch shell beads from Nagaland, this is 22 inches long. It weighs 9 ounces. These beads are of fairly recent origin.

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