Antique Thai rustic wood stupa. 42 1/2 inch tall. This was some Thai Buddhist's ashes final resting place, from over 100 years ago. After death the Thai Buddhists have up to a week of rituals that culminate with a funeral pyre to cremate the dead. Depending on the individuals they might build a stupa to house the ashes and bone fragments "forever". This is an actual old stupa from days gone by. Until about 80 years ago the villagers would carve them out of wood like this one and bu ...click for details
Asian primitive rectangular mounted sticky rice pan. These hard wood trays were handmade by the rural villagers of Northern Thailand. Each one has a unique look and was carved from a single solid piece of wood with primitive tools. Once used by the villagers to spread the hot sticky rice on to get the proper moisture content. Now these primitive kitchen utensils have been replaced with aluminum. Once a family's necessity, now a great rustic home decor accent piece for your modern home. Mount ...click for details
Rural antique folk Buddha from Laos. This wooden Buddha was carved by a villager to make merit, then given to the village Buddhist temple to make merit. Originally it was covered in black lacquer, but later the monks covered it in gold paint. Today it survives with the gold partially gone and the old black lacquer showing again. Size: 7 1/2" tall, 2" wide, 1 1/2 deep.
Antique cow or water buffalo bell. The Burmese villagers handmade these ornate bells of bronze, to help control their small herds of buffalo or cattle. The buffalo were mainly used to pull the plows of the rice farmers. We mounted the bell on a Lucite base, to insure that this artifact will look nice with any modern home decor. Great accent piece. Size: 3 x 2 inch bell. 5 inch tall(including stand) 4.5 x 2.5 inch base.
Antique Thai Buddhist temple or wat decoration. These wood decorations adorn the corners of the roofs of all temples in Thailand. Once carved from a single teak log, with primitive tools. They depict the tail of the Naga (Thai mythical serpent creature) that also adorns temples in Thailand and elsewhere in South East Asia. Deeply worn from exposure to the elements over the last century it now has lost its usefulness to the temple monks, but for the modern home or business it shines with its deep ...click for details
Antique rustic wooden gate piece from Thailand. Not a fence post. This was the type of gate used 80 to many hundreds of years ago. Hand crafted by villagers for keeping their water buffalo of cattle in. Two of these large poles would be made with corresponding holes for smaller poles to be slid through to close of that section. Age is impossible to know. 80 to 200 years old is a reasonable estimate. Size: 52 1/4 inch tall.
Antique solid cross cut teak Asian wheel. Great natural rustic condition. This rare cross cut wooden wheel was created with primitive tools from a single log. These solid wheels were used through out South-East Asia in Laos, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia and elsewhere, until the advent of paved roads and the loss of the Water buffalo as the beast of burden. Mounted on a modern sturdy cradle mount that displays the antiquity without any drill holes to the artifact. Great accent piece for your home de ...click for details
Antique Burmese style Asian solid wood cart wheel. This wheel was found in North Thailand and is nicely aged. We made a cradle stand for it so no holes were drilled into the antiquity and they can be separated at any time. Handmade made by a villager many years ago, you can still see some of the primitive tool marks. Great home decor accent piece for the modern house. Circa 1850 to 1910. Size: 21 inch diam, 27 3/4 inch tall.
Antique hand painted and etched lacquerware trunk from Thailand. Nice example of the Thai style of lacquerware. Some small damage to the finish, but still in good condition. Very rare to find antique lacquerware of this size. All bamboo base makes it only weigh 22 pounds. Circa 1850 to 1890. Size: 30 inch long, 18 inch deep, 16 inch tall.
Asian village primitive mounted sticky rice pan. These hard wood teak trays were handmade by the rural villagers of Northern Thailand. Each one has a unique look and was carved from a single solid piece of wood with primitive tools. Once used by the villagers to spread the hot sticky rice on to get the proper moisture content. Now these primitive kitchen utensils have been replaced with aluminum. Once a family's necessity, now a great rustic home decor accent piece for your modern home. Size ...click for details