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Old Tibetan Metal Singing Bowl. 6” Diameter. Chakra “C” Root. Nepal / Tibet.

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    Used since 560 B.C. to invoke a deep state of relaxation, meditation and spiritual well-being, this authentic singing bowl is hand-hammered by an artisan from seven metals representing the symbiotic relationship between the universe’s basic elements.   Unpolished to expose the unique craftsmanship. This singing bowl comes with… Continue reading

Gorgeous Metal Bracelet. Elephants. China

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    Intricate and deep engravings are what makes this slip-on bracelet so unique. Notice the trunks: a sign of good luck!   Stands not included.   This item has SOLD. Many thanks to D. H.!!!!

Artifact Stone Container. China.

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    A small and authentic hand carved container. Bowl is cracked but has been repaired. Regardless, it has a superb ambiance. Suitable for housing your gold nuggets / flakes. Stand not included.

Mid-20th Century. Buddhist Sculpted Red and Gold Lacquerware Rice Box. Elephant Design. Manadalay. Burma. Myanmar

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This rice lacquerware is from Bagan, the ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma. Decorative rice boxes were and are used today to deliver and distribute rice to monks. This can take place in the streets when daily alms are collected . . . or… Continue reading

Wooden Hornbill Statues. Three in various sizes. Dayak. Borneo

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These are stunning wood sculptures carved by Dayak peoples in Borneo. They depict the rhinoceros hornbill bird (Buceros rhinoceros). The figures are called Kenyalang and are carved for and used in a major sacred rite called Gawai Keyalang. A medium hardwood is used for the carving.… Continue reading

Prayer Beads / Mala / Rosary Handcarved Yak Bone Skull Necklace, Tibet

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Malas are used to count prayers or mantras. A mala is a reminder of impermanence. When counting prayers or mantras using the beads, we are to be reminded of how precious our short life is. Handcarved from Yak bone, each skull is slightly different . .… Continue reading

Miniature Jade Helmet Headgear Headpiece, China

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Antique carving in miniature helmet / mask form. This is most likely an archaic jade carving of an old Chinese warrior helmet. It has good definition plus the smiling Chepu (brother of Garuda) – type face over the face opening. This comes from an antique dealer outside Beijing who claims… Continue reading

Periodical / Magazine: Orientations. Asian Art Reference, October 1999

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Detail: Contents: Buddhist Sculpture; Celts in Central Asia?;Shahi Sculpture Revisited; Wall Painting of Western Tibet; The Temple of Mustang; Interview with the Founder of the Nyingei Lam Collection; Lhasa’s Old Buildings; Asian Art in London; Pacific Asian Show; Gallery News. Very good condition.

Cloisonne Butterfly Jewelry Box / Container, China

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Detail: Elegant hinged box is richly hand-enameled over copper. Brass bezel and beading. Recently made. We have a variety of colors. Contact us.
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