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Marka / Warka Mask with Brass. Bamara. Cloth hood. Mali. Africa.

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    The largest ethnic group in Mali are the Bamara… about 2.5 million. In the northern region of the Bamara territory are the Marka (aka Warka), known for their unique and artistic masks covered with brass or copper and other adornments.   The masks are generally carved with… Continue reading

Old and Antique Handcrafted Brass Tantrik Phurba. Nepal.

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    Phurba, also Phurwa, is a ritual object used to dispel and destroy obstacles. It was originally used to mark out the perimeter of a sacred building (temple or monastery). Since that time, it was used in ritual and sacred ceremonies.   The three sided… Continue reading

Elegant & Antique Wooden Gothic-flavored Bowl. Hardwood & Brass. Family Shield. France.

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    Certainly a design classic with brass handles and rim. Perhaps a fruit bowl or container to hold the family jewels. Obviously from a wealthy family who had this handmade with their family crest.   Look at the details and condition. Quite spectacular. Dated… Continue reading

Brass / Bronze Dragon Cane Head. China.

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  Just pull or saw off your old boring cane head and stick this elegant and cultural head on the end of the cane stick.   The mythological creature called a Dragon – the pattern of royal epithets in history – is believed to symbolize power, strength and fortune… Continue reading

Brass Phoenix Statue. Sculpture. In Flight. High Quality Casting. China.

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  MAGNIFICIENT! Male and female Phoenix’s are called fenghuang and reign over other mythological birds in Asia. Most likely thought of as “huang” (female) now, their feathers are of five colors: black, white, green and yellow… corresponding with Confucius’ five virtues: Ren – benevolence / charity /… Continue reading

Vintage Heavy Brass Decorative Plate. 10”. India

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  Very unique and quite stunning. The swirling background is really cool. Hook on back for wall hanging.   I have a matching brass jar / urn listed as V-6003. Both pieces would look great on your dining table or on a décor shelf. $ 50.00 USD for both.

Vintage Decorative Cloisonné Heavy Enameled Brass Ginger Jar / Urn with lid. India

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    Very unique and quite beautiful. During photography, I noticed a dent near one of the designs (to the far right of the design on the first image). I am reducing the price by 50% of its true and undented value. It is only somewhat… Continue reading

Very Sacred & Old Tibetan Human Bone Mala – Kapala – Necklace, Tibet

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Detail: There is no question in my mind that these very spiritual human bone beads – carefully hand cut – are authentic and quite old. People donate their own remains to nearby temples and the bones are converted into beads that form a very, very powerful spiritual mala.… Continue reading

Bronze Sculpture – Horse & Swallow – Ma ta fei yan Statue, China

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Detail: The running horse with its right hind hoof on a swallow is a familiar cultural relic from the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 to 220 AD). I have seen many of these over the last 20 years but I especially like this one with its elegant and delicate… Continue reading

Antique Chinese Warrior Spear Head – Military Weapon, North China

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Detail: This spear head comes from northern China near the Manchurian border and was used as a military weapon. The shaft is long-gone but the housing for the shaft sits on the lower part of a brass piece connecting it to the main spear. Rust and corrosion… Continue reading
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