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Silver Alloy Multi-string Chain Bib Necklace. Jewelry.  Tharu People.  Terai Region. Nepal

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    Handcrafted by a Tharu artisan.   The Tharu – residing in the southern foothills of the Himalayas (Terai Region) of Nepal – are well known for their festivals, rituals and exorcisms . . .  an jewelry like this.   Acquired from a collector’s estate in New… Continue reading

Songye Warrior Shield.  Wood.  Woven edge. Congolacerta Lizard. Congo. DRC

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    Songye and Luba origins are shared and can be traced through lineages from the 16th Century.  It is believed that the founders of the Songye emerged from the lake region in the Shaba / Katanga province in the southeast part of the Congo with the Lomami River… Continue reading

Rare Master Quality Handcrafted Tantric Oracle Cap.  Crown. Tibet.

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    Tibetan Oracles?  Well, before Buddhism, there were Bons.  Bons were a particular type of priest who performed rituals to gain the favor of local spirits and ensure the well-being and safety of the dead in the afterlife.  Much, much later and under the influence of… Continue reading

Inlay Mayan / Aztec Mosaic Burial Death Mask. Obsidian.  Other Minerals. Mexico

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    A beautiful Mexican mask, fully constructed from the minerals found in Mexico such as Onyx, Jasper, Abalone, mother of Pearl, Turquoise, Obsidian and quartz types. The front is highly polished and with various minerals intact . . .  and in beautiful condition.   The Aztecs made masks… Continue reading
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