Tibetan antiques at Himalayan Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1960 item #1187244 (stock #25294)
Himalayan Antiques
$225.00
This cotton cloth mandala painted with yellow, red, green and white pigments with a blue background and red and yellow borders is of Tibetan or Nepalese origins. Beyond the mandala each corner is decorated with a crossed vajra (vishva-vajra)...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1950 item #1179780 (stock #19631)
Himalayan Antiques
$485.00
A dupatta is an Indian head cover or a shawl depending on its usage. Zardosi refers to the elaborate form of embroidery featuring metallic threads used for decoration.

This example dates from the first half of the 20th century when the metallic threads were real and not plastic imitations. To prove the point, this dupatta weighs over four pounds. It is in very good condition with no holes and only a few loose threads. It measures 162 by 92 inches.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1960 item #1179709 (stock #23130)
Himalayan Antiques
$425.00
Description to follow

176 x 96"

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1960 item #1179592 (stock #24232)
Himalayan Antiques
$285.00
The Rabari form a semi-nomadic community of camel herders in the remote desert region of western Gujarat and Rajasthan in India. The women are famous for their needle work, both embroidery and appliqué.

This camel cover is a fine example of their appliqué work. Each surface element is cut out, folded over and hand stitched onto a rectangle or square of red or blue. Then the pieces are stitched together into a large rectangle, with an oval cut out to go over the hump of the camel...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1980 item #1179215 (stock #16363d)
Himalayan Antiques
$585.00
The statue can be identified as Amitayus by the vase of eternal life he is holding in his two hands. He is the Bodhisattva of eternal life, longevity, or the Buddha of the infinite. He is invoked for long life, health and happiness.

This is quite a large statue, measuring twelve inches in height and eight in width. Fully gilded, it was made in Nepal some thirty years ago and is an example of the fine work still coming out of the workshops of Patan in the Kathmandu valley.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1178512 (stock #05921)
Himalayan Antiques
$135.00
A very traditional shoulder cloth, this is kind of rachu has been supplanted by more "modern" styles. The dimensions have changed little over the years from this one's measurements of 18.5 by 103 inches (including fringe). Condition is good for its age, with a pleasing luster from wear. Some of the fringes have been lost.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1044663 (stock #D404-407)
Himalayan Antiques
$100.00
There are twenty cards in this set of tsakli, all the same size, shape, theme and with the same calligraphy on the reverse side. For presenting it on Trocadero we are dividing it into five groups of four cards each so that we can provide high resolution photographs of each card. To see the entire set go through this and the other four pages.

$25 is a very reasonable price for each card but if anyone wants to purchase the entire group of 20 cards the price will be discounted to $400...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1044662 (stock #D400-D403)
Himalayan Antiques
$100.00
There are twenty cards in this set of tsakli, all the same size, shape, theme and with the same calligraphy on the reverse side. For presenting it on Trocadero we are dividing it into five groups of four cards each so that we can provide high resolution photographs of each card. To see the entire set go through this and the other four pages.

$25 is a very reasonable price for each card but if anyone wants to purchase the entire group of 20 cards the price will be discounted to $400...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1044660 (stock #D396-D399)
Himalayan Antiques
$100.00
There are twenty cards in this set of tsakli, all the same size, shape, theme and with the same calligraphy on the reverse side. For presenting it on Trocadero we are dividing it into five groups of four cards each so that we can provide high resolution photographs of each card. To see the entire set go through this and the other four pages.

$25 is a very reasonable price for each card but if anyone wants to purchase the entire group of 20 cards the price will be discounted to $400...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1044657 (stock #D392-295)
Himalayan Antiques
$100.00
There are twenty cards in this set of tsakli, all the same size, shape, theme and with the same calligraphy on the reverse side. For presenting it on Trocadero we are dividing it into five groups of four cards each so that we can provide high resolution photographs of each card. To see the entire set go through this and the other four pages.

$25 is a very reasonable price for each card but if anyone wants to purchase the entire group of 20 cards the price will be discounted to $400...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #1044654 (stock #D388-D391)
Himalayan Antiques
$100.00
There are twenty cards in this set of tsakli, all the same size, shape, theme and with the same calligraphy on the reverse side. For presenting it on Trocadero we are dividing it into five groups of four cards each so that we can provide high resolution photographs of each card. To see the entire set go through this and the other four pages.

$25 is a very reasonable price for each card but if anyone wants to purchase the entire group of 20 cards the price will be discounted to $400...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1960 item #1042112 (stock #18917a)
Himalayan Antiques
$1,200.00
Long hangings like this are found through the Himalayas in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and Buddhist parts of India. They are used in the shrine rooms of smaller Buddhist gompas (monasteries). As a result they are often called "gompa thangkas". When a new one is donated to the monastery the old one sometimes finds its was onto the market. We purchased this one in Kathmandu several years ago but the seller could not tell us where the gompa was housed or even in which country...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1960 item #1015418 (stock #22458)
Himalayan Antiques
$385.00
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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1950 item #977263 (stock #17487)
Himalayan Antiques
$450.00
This rice beater from Nagaland exemplifies the beauty and style the Naga people put into even their most utilitarian objects.

The timeless quality of an object like this defies precise dating. All we have to go on is the patina and workmanship and the knowledge that Nagaland is now inundated with factory produced goods. Let's say that it is pre-1950.

The beater is 22 inches long and is 9-1/2 inches wide at its widest. Condition is excellent.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Himalayas : Pre 1950 item #976981 (stock #17938)
Himalayan Antiques
$220.00
Because of the subject matter we can assume these two small panels were once part of a thorgam, a Tibetan cabinet used specifically for making offerings to wrathful gods. Each features a skull cup (Tibetan: kapala) being supported by three severed heads, and holding offerings. Inside the cabinet would have been placed more offerings.

They have been varnished before they were cleaned, so they would be a challenge to restore to their original condition...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1930 item #922156 (stock #19518b)
Himalayan Antiques
$285.00
This is an unusual Naga necklace with five cut-out full male figures flanked by a fish pendant on either side. Take a close look at the faces and you will see that each of the brass pieces is unique...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre 1950 item #919284 (stock #20476b)
Himalayan Antiques
$550.00
In traditional Naga society the wearer of this necklace had to have taken three heads. Since the Naga gave up headhunting by the middle of the 20th century, we are dating this necklace as pre-1950 though it is probably considerably older.

A 21 inch string of black, yellow and green beads attaches to loops on either ends of the brass heads. The three heads together measure 5-3/4 inches in length. Not including the two loops the heads themselves measure 2-1/4 inch in height.

Unlike the re...

All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : Pre 1970 item #916296 (stock #17419b)
Himalayan Antiques
$110.00
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...