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Introducing: VAJRA, Tibetan Arts and Crafts – new at The MAAC

Tayo Ritual Ornament

Introducing our newest gallery at The MAAC: VAJRA, in Gallery #53. VAJRA specializes in Tibetan Arts and Crafts.

A taste of the wonderful items you’ll find:

Tribal Ethnic Gao Box

Gao box - Tibet-Nepal - at VAJRA - at Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Gao box, the main centerpiece of necklace, from the border of Nepal and Tibet. Filigree on silver and gilded. Tibet-Nepal border, 19th century. [ VAJRA | Gallery #53 | 917.628.5718 | tenzing.u@gmail.com ]

Kira Dress

Kira Dress - Bhutan - at VAJRA - at Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Kira Dress. Woven cotton and embroidery, known as the National Royal dress of Bhutan. The eternity knot, protection fence, and stars depicted on the dress. Woven cotton and embroidery, Bhutan, 1920. [ VAJRA | Gallery #53 | 917.628.5718 | tenzing.u@gmail.com ]

Mongolian Ritual Vase

Mongolian Ritual Vase - Tibet-Nepal - at VAJRA - at Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Jeweled jade with coral and turquoise with good luck and longevity symbols on silver. Silver, jade, turquoise, coral, Mongolia, 1915. [ VAJRA | Gallery #53 | 917.628.5718 | tenzing.u@gmail.com ]

Agor Tibetan Female Ear Ornament

Agor Tibetan Female Ear Ornament - Tibet-Nepal - at VAJRA - at Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

Agor are important Tibetan jewelry for adornment, power, and protection. Image on top disc is of a mythical animal called zipak for healing and protection. Middle disc is the wheel of law, and bottom disc is a peacock symbolizing beauty. Tibet or Nepal, possibly made by Nepali artists. [ VAJRA | Gallery #53 | 917.628.5718 | tenzing.u@gmail.com ]

Tayo Ritual Ornament

Tayo Ritual Ornament - Tibet-Nepal - at VAJRA - at Manhattan Art & Antiques Center

This gold Tayo is worn by deities and one and only Kumari–a virgin goddess in Newari (a Nepalese Caste Group). Carved gold repousse, wax, coral, and glass. Nepal. [ VAJRA | Gallery #53 | 917.628.5718 | tenzing.u@gmail.com ]

Visit VAJRA in Gallery #53 at The Manhattan Art & Antiques Center.

1050 2nd Avenue (at 56th Street).

Contact: 917.628.5718 or tenzing.u@gmail.com

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