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Natural Green Jade Chi-Lin Pair. Statues. Qilin. Kylin. Feng Shui. Xiu or Nephrite. China

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  Chi Lin – or the Dragon Horse – is a classic feng shui protection cure and mythological creature. Loyal to its owner and a protector to the owner’s house, the Chi Lin is of a royal status than other guardians.   Xiu Jade – aka Xiuyan… Continue reading

Mahogany or Ireng Garuda & Vishnu Hindu Statue, Bali, Indonesia

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Garuda’s origins are in Indonesia about 2000 years ago. In Buddhist culture. Garudas are called the Bird of Life and the Nagas and Kirata are its enemies. Here Garuda – with Hindu Vishnu (god of life) on his back – is in a fight with guardians and a… Continue reading

Tibetan Protector Deity, Vaishravana, Tibet or China

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Tibetan Buddhist deities are protective figures and defenders of the Buddhist teachings (the dharma). Many are wrathful deities like the guardians of law, the lokapalos. Of them, Vaishravana – king or guardian of the north – is shown here with human form and on the back of a Tibetan snow… Continue reading
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