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Yao Shamanâs Seals

Yao Shaman’s Seals

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Folk Art: Pre 1920: Item # 1340279

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Fine and rare pair of Yao (also known as Mien) Taoist shaman “yen” chops, used to send messages to the Gods. Reference “The Yao” by Jess Pourret pgs 206 & 207. These came from the Sino/Lao Fansipan Mountains border area and date circa 80 to 90 years old. Each seal has a minor age crack as may be seen in enlargements. Large chop 6.5cm/2.6in x5.2cm2in and smaller chop 3.6cm/1.4in x 3.6cm/1.4in x 3.6cm/1.4in (base measurements).