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    Painted Tibetan Torgam Offering Cabinet - 19thC

    SKU:M446

    £4,250

    This antique Tibetan torgam cabinet is from the Kham region in Eastern Tibet. Original polychrome painted Tibetan torgam cabinets are very unusual to find with most being either reproduction or repainted. Smaller torgam were found in private homes but larger pieces like this would have likely been used in monasteries. They were used to house torma, offering sculptures made from butter and barley flour. Torma offerings were most commonly made during Losar celebrations at Tibetan New Year. 


    The majority of torgam depict wrathful deities, scenes of humans being tortured by demons, and human organs as offerings to the gods. As such, a torgam like this with auspicious symbols is very unusual to find. The following auspicious symbols can be seen on the cabinet doors:

    - Red coral, an item of immense value. 

    - The conch shows the spread of Buddha's teaching

    - Various possessions of the Chakravartin including the generals insignia.

    - Cintamani, the flaming wish granting jewels

    - The trident, showing mastery over the past, present and future. 

    - The scepter

    - Precious parasol giving protection from all evil.

    - Two golden fish symbolise the escape from the ocean of early life and suffering

    - The victory banner depicts the victory of knowledge over ignorance.

    - The kings earrings, a symbol of comprehension of Buddha's teachings

    Tsebum or long life vase which contained the nectar of immortality

    - The lotus flower has its roots in mud yet beauty blossoms. Like the lotus, even the impure can reach enlightenment and mental purity. 

    - Wheel of Dharma symbolises the eightfold path of Buddhadharma leading to perfection.

    - Endless knot is the intertwining of wisdom and compassion.

     

    SImilar examples and further information can be found on pages 41, 42 & 104 of 'Tibetan Furniture: Identifying, Appreciating, Collecting' by Chris Buckley.

     


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    91 x 37 x 117 (wxdxh cms)

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    This antique Tibetan torgam cabinet is from the Kham region in Eastern Tibet. Original polychrome painted Tibetan torgam cabinets are very unusual to find with most being either reproduction or repainted. Smaller torgam were found in private homes but larger pieces like this would have likely been used in monasteries. They were used to house torma, offering sculptures made from butter and barley flour. Torma offerings were most commonly made during Losar celebrations at Tibetan New Year. 


    The majority of torgam depict wrathful deities, scenes of humans being tortured by demons, and human organs as offerings to the gods. As such, a torgam like this with auspicious symbols is very unusual to find. The following auspicious symbols can be seen on the cabinet doors:

    - Red coral, an item of immense value. 

    - The conch shows the spread of Buddha's teaching

    - Various possessions of the Chakravartin including the generals insignia.

    - Cintamani, the flaming wish granting jewels

    - The trident, showing mastery over the past, present and future. 

    - The scepter

    - Precious parasol giving protection from all evil.

    - Two golden fish symbolise the escape from the ocean of early life and suffering

    - The victory banner depicts the victory of knowledge over ignorance.

    - The kings earrings, a symbol of comprehension of Buddha's teachings

    Tsebum or long life vase which contained the nectar of immortality

    - The lotus flower has its roots in mud yet beauty blossoms. Like the lotus, even the impure can reach enlightenment and mental purity. 

    - Wheel of Dharma symbolises the eightfold path of Buddhadharma leading to perfection.

    - Endless knot is the intertwining of wisdom and compassion.

     

    SImilar examples and further information can be found on pages 41, 42 & 104 of 'Tibetan Furniture: Identifying, Appreciating, Collecting' by Chris Buckley.

     


    From Tibet

    91 x 37 x 117 (wxdxh cms)

    UK Delivery Charge - except Highlands & Islands £80
    More delivery options available at checkout


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    • - Non-furniture Delivery: 2-5 working days

    • - Furniture Delivery: Within 1 - 2 weeks

      (We'll call you to arrange a specific delivery date)

    • Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £100 | Use code "DELIVERY" at checkout

    RETURNS

    • - Hassle Free Returns

    • - Return your order within 28 days for a full refund (excluding delivery charges)

    • - Items must be returned in a resalable condition

    • - Collections can be arranged on request

    • Product Specific delivery charges visible above "Add to Basket" button and in Checkout (scroll up)

    • Additional charges may apply for deliveries to highlands, islands, out of area deliveries and collections. 

    • International Delivery: Please contact us for quotes on individual pieces

    Trade & Wholesale

    Our origins are in wholesale, so from movies to restaurants, retailers to architects, we have a long history of supplying our trade clients with unusual and unique oriental furniture & decorative art. 

    Whether purchasing for resale or buying on behalf of a client, we offer trade discount pricing to:


  • Retail Stores
  • Interior Designers
  • Film & Photo Studios
  • Architects
  • Event Producers

  • For all trade and wholesale enquiries please email us with your contact and business name, company registration number & VAT number (if applicable) to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

    Prop Hire

    Looking for that one off iconic piece for an event or requiring props for a filming or a photography shoot? You will have seen our oriental antique furniture & decorative art in the James Bond films, The Golden Compass and many others.


    For all prop hire enquiries please send emails to enquiries@indigo-uk.com or call 01672 564722


    For full details, visit our Trade & Wholesale Page

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