Global Art & Artifacts


Wayang Golek Rod Puppet.  Sundanese / Sunda Culture.  West Java.  Indonesia

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    There is still little known about the wayang golek puppets but historians have speculated that they most likely originated in China and arrived on the north coast of Java (Pasisir region) around the 17th Century.  Through a series of cultural adaptions over a couple of hundred years,… Continue reading

Sichuan Embroidery Art Panels.  Satin and Silk.  Framed.  Chengdu Sichuan Province.  China

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    There are four major styles of silk art embroidery with Sichuan (Shu Xiu) being the oldest.  The emphasis – for this style –  is on even stitching, coloration and local creativity.  Antique gold frame.   These are exquisite pieces that could be re-framed or left… Continue reading

Old Tibetan Monastery Thangka Tangka. Shechen. Nepal / Tibet

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Vairocana, the celestial sun Buddha.  It is the oldest Dhyani (mediation) Buddha.  Face and most trim designs are in 24k gold paint.  The embroidery work is vibrant.  The painting is rich and in very good condition.  From the mid-1900s.   The artisan who designed and… Continue reading

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