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Bhutan Carved Wooden Monkey Incense Holder

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1900   item# 688371 (stock# 22429)

Bhutan Carved Wooden Monkey Incense Holder
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$325 

Bhutanese love their monkeys. They are featured in Buddhist folklore, every twelfth year is a year of the monkey, and they have several endangered species. They are also very fond of monkeys carved of wood and find many uses for them. They are often found decorating the handle of embroidery stretchers and other household objects. Here this carved wooden monkey holds his hands together to steady an incense stick. Other incense sticks can be fitted into his elbows and also in the holes along ...click for details


Chip Carved Archer's Wooden Wrist Guard from Nepal

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1960   item# 688367 (stock# 19883)

Chip Carved Archer's Wooden Wrist Guard from Nepal
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$95 

The mountain villages of Nepal used to be full of wonderfully carved wooden items no matter how humdrum the function. These examples of a rich material culture are slowly vanishing as fashions change and the older generations die out. Villages are no longer so isolated and slick new imports replace what once had to be produced locally by hand.

This traditional wooden wrist guard is a good example. Not only di ...click for details


Ceramic Horse from Nepal Tharu People

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1960   item# 688352 (stock# 22357b)

Ceramic Horse from Nepal Tharu People
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$110 

The Tharu people live in the Terai region of Nepal on the northern border of India. Their traditional religion has been greatly influenced by Hinduism, yet traditional practices endure. Ceramic horses such as this one were made as offerings and were kept in Tharu village shrines.

This terracotta horse measures 6 inches long and 4 inches high. ...click for details


Small Ceramic Horse from Nepal Tharu People

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1960   item# 688350 (stock# 22357a)

Small Ceramic Horse from Nepal Tharu People
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$75 

The Tharu people live in the Terai region of Nepal on the northern border of India. Their traditional religion has been greatly influenced by Hinduism, yet traditional practices endure. Ceramic horses such as this one were made as offerings and were kept in Tharu village shrines.

This terracotta horse is at the small end of the scale, measuring 4-3/4 inches long and 2-1/2 inches high. ...click for details


Fluted Silver Bead Necklace Traditional Nepal

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: Contemporary   item# 636773 (stock# 19140)

Fluted Silver Bead Necklace Traditional Nepal
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$85 

Modeled after a very traditional Nepalese style necklace (see our offering 20063), this necklace is composed of fifteen beads, east one inch in diameter and approximately 5/8 inches wide. They are made in the traditional manner of thin sheets of silver foil over a resin base. The bead portion of the necklace is 10-1/2 inches long. The overall length of the necklace is 19 inches.


Phurba ritual dagger from Nepal

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920   item# 636230 (stock# 22470-15)

Phurba ritual dagger from Nepal
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$225 

This is a very old iron-tipped phurba with a shiny dark patina. Phurbas like this one with iron tips were often used by shamans for agricultural purposes. They would be driven into the ground in groups, either to protect fields from misfortune or to trap malevolent spirits and dispatch them.

This phurba is 10-1/2 inches in length.


Early Tibetan Carved and Painted Tray

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1800   item# 632479 (stock# 14832)

Early Tibetan Carved and Painted Tray
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$550 

Often overlooked among Tibetan wooden artifacts are their footed trays. These were actually a fairly common possession, both in the home and in the monastery. They come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and decorations, but all share several common features. Almost all are footed and with steep sides and the corners are almost always joined with a fairly simple dovetail. Beyond that, they can vary a great deal. Some are pine, others are hardwood. Some are elaborately carved and painte ...click for details


Tibetan Silver Stupa with gilding

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1970   item# 631974 (stock# 22230)

Tibetan Silver Stupa with gilding
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$650 

This silver stupa would likely have been used as an altar piece in a Tibetan shrine room. It is modeled after a very typical Tibetan style stupa, surmounted with a finial of thirteen rings and with a gilt sun and moon. The rectangular base is decorated with Tibetan auspicious symbols.

The piece is 8-1/2 inches high and is four inches square at the base. Originally it contained four semi-precious stones at the cardina ...click for details


Turquoise studded silver beads from Nepal

Catalogue: New Century: Jewelry: Contemporary   item# 629532 (stock# 22068)

Turquoise studded silver beads from Nepal
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price varies by selection 

This is a new design by one of our favorite jewelers in Kathmandu, Nepal. The process is extremely labor-intensive, as each tiny piece of turquoise has to be set into a bezel and then all the bezels and tiny dots of silver have to be soldered onto the beads themselves.

This particular string has been sold we have many of the identical beads available. Please inquire if you wish to select from a variety of similar be ...click for details


Carnelian Beads from Nagaland

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Far Eastern: Pre 1900   item# 628984 (stock# 22055a)

Carnelian Beads from Nagaland
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$300 

This is a set of eleven natural carnelian beads from Nagaland. It is anyone's guess how old they are since they have probably been used many times over before finally being assembled here.

Each bead is at least two inches long and the overall length of the beads is 23 inches.

They come to life with light pouring through them. We have p ...click for details

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