A Very Fine Tibetan Prayer WheelóVery detailed work,
Complete and solid. Fully functional. Handle is fashioned from yak bone. The crown at the top in the form of a lotus bud is of ivory. Lotus bud is crowned with a fine turquoise dome.
The wheel cylinder is of very finely crafted silver and decorated with a combination of Lapis Lazuli, Coral, and Turquoise .
The drum is filled with a roll of wood block printed mantras.
The ring of yak horn around the cylinder is carved with the man ...click for details
A Large Naga Headmanís Ceremonial Headdress from the Tangkhul or Yimchunger Districts,Nagaland Autonomous Region, North Eastern India
Used by one of the 28 ethnic groups known as Naga.
Ceremonial items such as this are most often ancestralto family or clan and handed down to succeding family or clan members.
Made of Great Hornbill Beak/ Claws/ Feathers, Bear Fur, Cowry Shells, Boar Tusks, Clouded Leopard Fur, Died Horse Hair and Barking Deer Horns.
There is some minor wear at the bottom r ...click for details
A Chinese cricket gourd (or cage) with finely molded gourd body, hardwood rims (walnut and rosewood) and a tortoise shell cap.
The box is crowned with an intricately carved tortoise shell slightly domed cap depecting two cranes with small ivory dot eyes sitting among pine branches.
The gourd body was formed by enclosing the growing gourd within a wooden mold with carved designs; the gourd then grew into the mold forming a molded decoration of peonies and a stamp/chop image at the bottom with ...click for details