Original Painted Tibetan Altar Cabinet - 19thC

C8787

Original Painted Tibetan Altar Cabinet - 19thC Tibetan cabinets are constructed from cedar or pine and decorated in the traditional Tibetan colours. They were often used as family altars.  
They were used as storage for important religious scrolls, silk ceremonial clothes, family jewellery and yak butter used in lamps.  
Togam or Chosun cabinets were used to store ritual cakes or torma, they are often decorated with tantric designs.  
Original antique Tibetan cabinets are now quite rare and there are many reproduction pieces made in China coming into the market - This one is from Tibet.
123 x 45 x 97 cms (wxdxh cms)

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