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This page was updated in May 2010
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This page was started in November 2006. The source of authentic, original pieces of furniture has more or less dried up in Tibet, but we were lucky to find a series of dramatic, colourful painted wooden panels. They all come from Kham, Eastern Tibet, where the furniture tends to be more recent that that of Central or Southern Tibet. However, they are all authentic late 19th or early 20th Century and come from monasteries or private chapels in that region. They were used as partitions or doors to cupboards fixed into the walls. The subject matter is, for the most part, representations of The Four Kings, protectors of the dharma and Guardians of the four directions.

 

Panel 1
Kham panel
Panel 3
 
old tibetan panelPanel 2

Panel 4