Thursday, 11 October 2012



Antique Bönpo Tsakli Initiation Card

Displaying various auspicious symbols and including a Svastika or Swastika which means 'auspicious' in the Sanskrit language. It is called Yungdrung in the ancient Zhangzhung language of Western Tibet and means 'everlasting'. The left turning Svastika is the principal religious symbol of the Yungdrung Bön tradition.

Painted on hand made paper.
 Tibetan script on the reverse.
175 mm x 120 mm

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Antique Vajra & Bell Rings

Antique Vajra Ring

Vajra Thocka
36 mm x 25 mm

Vajra Thocka.
26 mm x 12 mm
Antique Miniature painting of the Medicine Buddha
(Tibetan: Sangye Menla) and other
 Buddhas of the mandala. 
Painted on cloth.
Origin: Mongolia
80 mm x 65 mm

Above: A 'Lucky Charm' cigarette/tobacco card from a set
issued by WD & HO Wills, England. Displaying
a Tibetan gau strung with pearls and coral.
Dated 1923.

Above: Tibetan Gau owned by the
Asian Arts Museum (San Francisco)