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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


Antique Tibetan Meditation Carpet

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 707164 (stock# 22406)

Antique Tibetan Meditation Carpet
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$1,150 

This finely woven seating carpet contains five full medallions and several partial ones. A rich indego ground complements the several natural colors used in the medallions.

Dimensions are 26 x 22 inches (66 x 56 cm). The carpet is in good condition with no reweaving.


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.)


Very Early Wooden Ganesh Nepal

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1800   item# 705903 (stock# 22475)

Very Early Wooden Ganesh Nepal
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$325 

The wear, patina, and the lightness of the wood all point to a very early date for this small wooden statue of Ganesh. We would estimate its origin to the eighteenth century.

The piece is 4.5 x3.5 inches (11 x 9 cm.). The lower righthand corner contains an early repair with a dark and hardened substance. Our last photograph shows the extent of the repaired area. It hardly detracts from the overall look of the piece.


Tibetan Meditation Carpet Wangden Double Dorje

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 705550 (stock# 22402)

Tibetan Meditation Carpet Wangden Double Dorje
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$1400 

Made only in the Wangden valley of southern Tibet, these carpets are considered to be the earliest Tibetan carpets. The tradition has continued to this day. For more information on this particular form of weaving, do a Google search for the word "Wangden".

This carpet dates to the early years of the 20th century, and uses the traditional design of the double dorje. It is in good condition with no reweaving. ...click for details


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.


Tibetan ritual crown ringga five Buddhas in Yab-yum

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 703387 (stock# 16475)

Tibetan ritual crown ringga five Buddhas in Yab-yum
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$550 

Worn by Buddhist lamas during empowerments and other rituals, a ritual crown (or ringga) is composed of five separate pieces held together with cloth or leather so it can be tied around the head. Ringgas are sometimes found on statues as well.

The sections are painted with the five Dhayani Buddhas, each with his consort holding a distinctive object. ...click for details


Tibetan Clay Tablet Tsha-Tsha Vajrabhairava

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 701352 (stock# 17589b)

Tibetan Clay Tablet Tsha-Tsha Vajrabhairava
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$125 

Highly detailed tsha-tsha depicting the wrathful deity, Vajrabhairava, with nine heads, numerous arms and legs, in yab-yum with his consort.

The tablet is 3-3/4 inches high and is in excellent condition. Many grains of barley were pressed into the back during its preparation.


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

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