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Christmas and New Year at the Silk Road Gallery

Carved Wooden Mirror Cashmere Shawls Embroidery Ganesh Indian Antiques Indian Silks Kantha quilts Kantha scarves Photos of India Quilts Sharrow Vale Road Stepwells Tibetan Blankets Vintage Indian Textiles

Christmas and New Year at the Silk Road Gallery

Winter warmers for Christmas at the Silk Road Gallery. Tibetan Blankets in vibrant colours and lovely soft Cashmere Scarves in natural tones. Both are a perfect winter present, lightweight, soft and warm.

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These are a few of my favourite things: Pot Bellied Ganesh

Ganesh Ganesh Statues Indian Antiques Indian Sculpture Products

These are a few of my favourite things: Pot Bellied Ganesh

These are a few of my favourite things One of my favourite objects in the gallery is the Pot Bellied Ganesh. I can’t remember when my love of elephants began but they are something of a life long passion, so when I first visited India 40 years ago not only was I thrilled to see so many elephants in the flesh, I was immediately and inevitably drawn to the elephant headed Hindu god Ganesh. Carved statues of Ganesh are often seen in the lintel over a door frame at the entrance to a house or by the side of the...

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Antique? Old? Reclaimed?

Indian Antiques Products Vintage Indian Carvings

Antique? Old? Reclaimed?

Antique? Old? Reclaimed? "If it doesn’t look new we’ll call it an antique”. That could certainly be true of shops and warehouses in India. Odd really because you’re not allowed to take antiques out of the country without a license. But if it’s “antique” it’s seen to be worth more. So what’s going on? It’s certainly the case that if you show interest in something it will be described as antique even though it plainly isn’t. How old are these objects like the Lion Headed Man in our collection? An antique is defined as being over 100 years old. We...

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