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Magar Masks from Nepal

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Magar Masks from Nepal

Nepalese wooden masks Shamanist masks are used throughout the India Himalaya and Nepal. They represent animals, ancestors, deities and are worn at masked dance ceremonies so the wearer can to connect with the spirit, deity or caricature. They can be quite forbidding and tend to fall into two types - fierce or comic. Wooden masks are sometimes placed at strategic places around the village such as streams or wells to keep away bad spirits. Many Himalayan masks are Buddhist, others may represent figures from the Hindu epics such as the Ramayana or local pre-Buddhist spirits. Some masks conform to familiar...

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Ganesha Statues & Painting - The background behind the myth

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Ganesha Statues & Painting - The background behind the myth

The elephant headed god Ganesh, or Ganesha, has been represented with the head of an elephant since the early stages of his appearance in Indian art. Puranic myths provide many explanations for how he got his elephant head. One of his popular forms, Heramba-Ganapati, has five elephant heads, and other less-common variations in the number of heads are also known. These photos show a new Ganesh statue near the riding school in New Delhi and a much older Ganesh shrine in the delightful backstreets of the Rajasthani town of Jodhpur. How Ganesh got his elephant head While some texts say that...

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India is a Treasure Store of Traditional Crafts

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India is a Treasure Store of Traditional Crafts

India is a treasure store of traditional crafts. For over 40 years we’ve been travelling to India and been amazed by the diversity of decorative skills.

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Wooden Carvings - Part of a Tradition

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Wooden Carvings - Part of a Tradition

Wood carving is an important decorative and cultural tradition in most parts of India. In the forested north, houses are wholly or partly built from timber and decorated with floral and geometric carving. 

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Welcome to Bringing It All Back Home

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Welcome to Bringing It All Back Home

This collection is your gateway to the exotic bazaars of India, Africa and The Orient. Here you can find a unique painted shrine or a beautiful silk wall-hanging. For more than 30 years we’ve been selling hand-made furnishings and furniture from around the world.

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