A typical original Tamang thanka from Rameschap district with Lord Buddha in the sitting position on lotus flowers, in the central part surrounded by four other deities at the bottom, eight ordinary people wearing traditional nepali dresses can be seen with Yamatanka in the middle Mineral painting on cotton cloth
Maximal size of the painting only are 56 X 48 cm, whereas total size including the local
cloth frame 80 X 60 cm , with a cloth protector to cover the thanka when not honored
A simple but very typical figure from the remote Karnali district for more complete information and to see similar quality of figures, one can consult the only catalog devoted to this field : La Statuaire Archaique de l'Ouest du Népal, R. Vanuxem Paris 2006 ( text in english). This kind of figures are associated with animist cult of protection of house or village. This figure is covered with a white mineral mixture (often called Kaolin) and obviously was kept inside...
This is a beautiful and gorgeous book titled "Textiles: The Soul of India" by Hiroko Iwatate who is a prominent collector and researcher of antique and modern Indian textiles for about 40 years. There was a highly reputed exhibition of her Indian textiles collection at Japan folk Crafts Museum ( Nihon Mingei-kan ) in Tokyo in 2007 as well as in other museums in Japan. It has 207 pages with full color pictures and captions and descriptive texts in Japanese as well as in English...
This item is coming from people from Terai community,
It represent a drum player which be activated through a complicated rope network, at least two or three explanation can be forwarded regarding the role of this piece.
Height 23 cm wide 23 cm, the piece is based on a metal stand
Two similar pieces are available More information on request
This headdress would have been worn by a young Pashtun woman. It is heavily beaded and decorated with wonderful embroidery, and various buttons and coins. The Pashtun range across Afghanistan, Pakistan and Northern India. This hat was sourced in India but it may not have started there.
The head dress hat is 25 inches long and is in excellent condition.
A simple designed Ghurra with a wonderful patina and elegant shape
Very good signs of use and age, first mid of 20 th
Large size height 40 cm
More information of ethnic and local origins
A impressive ghurra showing a big volume deeply carved with a very old encrusted patina
Very good signs of age from early 20 th
Very good condition
Height 33 cm
More information on ethnic and local origins on request
A simple design ghurra showing a janus heart, very impressive symetrical style
Height 37 cm, very good condition, good signs of use and age mid 20th
Tibetan, colorful with peony and clouds design
Saddle Blanket, wear consistent with age.
Dimensions: 45"L 24"H
An impressive protector cut from a more longer pole, but note than part which has been cut was already sunken into the ground. White mineral color
more information on ethnic and local origins on request. Obvious signs of very good age from early 20 Th. Height 90 cm wide 18 cm
A very original cubist 3-face himalayan figure covered with white mineral pigment, age is from early 20th
more information on ethnic and local origins on request
Height 100 cm wide 20 x 13 cm, more information on request
Rare Indian reverse glass painting of Krishna playing his flute.
Early 20th century.
Measurements: H 20", W 15", with 2" frame.
Provenance: Private Collection.
A nice and old Naga plate with handle made in a single piece of wood, very good condition
Nagaland for Inf look " The Naga" Ed Olizane
Height 32 cm, diameter 30 cm
An unusual protector coated with reddish mineral pigment (rato mato). The wild design takes advantage of the natural shape of a piece of trees, two broken branches figure the arms, the face is very simple and minimal
Very strong wood and good condition, fossilized aspect in some areas , obvious signs of age possibly from early 20Th
Height 90 cm , face 27 cm , the figures is based on a metal stand (not shown on the pictures)
Large Horse Head Festival Mask from Orissa, India. 2 feet (61cm). From the collection of Irwin Hersey, renowned author on Asian and primitive art, and publisher of the Primitive Art Newsletter in the 1970s. Irwin Hersey was an advisor to museums and prominent collectors, and vetted pieces for many of the international tribal art fairs and Asian art fairs.
A long stick design Ghurra, obvious signs of use and good age, height 37 cm, Thick 5.5 cm
Tamang people, Est central Nepal
A ghurra showing a house on the top, very dark shinny patina, great signs of use and great age, Height 27 cm , thickness 5 cm
very good condition
A small terra cota figuring a very old elephant, from tharu people, south Nepal , border of India,
More information on request
Hight 11.5 cm , length 16 cm
From early XXth