Happy Halloween everybody, or should we say Happy All Hallows Eve! Although it’s an event not much celebrated in Australia because of its commercial overtones and association with the perceived crassness of all things American, the celebration of Hallowmas and All Hallows Eve is actually a Celtic tradition that dates back to at least the 1st century and represents thousands of years of collective human folklore that honours the dead and strikes a primordial chord in us all.
Ritual Objects of Buddhism and Hinduism - the Bell, Viswa Vajra, Eight Auspicious Symbols, Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra and the Prayer Wheel
The second entry in Kashgar's ongoing compendium of eastern Asian ritual objects and deities...please see the entire Compendium in the Articles section
No anthology of the gods and goddesses of humanity would be complete without a compendium of the major demons and fallen angels of the modern Christian Era. And just in time for Halloween too!
Saraswati is the beloved Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and the arts. Originating as a river goddess of the ancient Harappan Civilization, she transcended her earthly origins to become the very embodiment of culture and civilization.
Pictured here is an 18th Century Thangka from the Khan Region of Eastern Tibet depicting Saraswati. Mineral pigments and gold on cloth. From the Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Genuine Bamileke feathered headress. Contemporary. From Cameroon, west Africa. this on is dyed bright orange, we have another, larger piece that is approximately 1 metre in diametre in an off white colour.
Porecelain blue and white farmer's water pot or jug. Late 1800's. Dragon image wrapped around body, hand painted (not transfer printed). We have two pieces, each slightly different and therefore unique. From southern or central rural China.
Anglo Indian picture frame, bronze and turquoise chip stone inset, hinged support at back.. Circa 1910. Included is original b&w picture, inscibed on back: Laura Kate Woodcock, born 1890, 136 Westgate Street, Gloucester. Movedto Deans Walk in 1918. Died aged 98.
Delightfully warm yak wool blankets from Nepal in a huge range of colours...email us for details about specific colours
Original and unrestored champlevé bronze photo frame, circa 1890, from England. With hinged stand and hanging point. In excellent condition
A set consisting of a necklace, earrings, bracelet and ring. Navaho. Classified as pawn jewellery, this set dates to the mid 20th century. Sterling silver and turquoise.