Even in the so-called "every day" objects one can note the ability of the master craftsmen, in the Himalayan region in general and in Tibet in particular. The materials, the proportions and the care that was obviously employed in their execution all bear testimony to fact that there existed a very sophisticated craftsmanship. The Newars of the Kathmandu Valley were renowned for their excellent metal workmanship. Wood, brass and copper were the main materials used for making jugs for tea and chang (Tibetan barley beer), large vessels for cooking, rice containers (from the middle hills in Nepal), and other such objects. Vessels from the monasteries in Tibet often bear inscriptions with a dedication from a patron to the monastery. Also, in this section are a couple of examples of the old Tibetan rugs and the Himalayan jewelry that we have in stock.