This early-20th century yak butter lamp stand is still in style in Tibet. This style evolved over the centuries, with the widening to two doors happening at the end of the 19th century. The kyungbur is excellent and the doors boldly call the practitioner to meditate. The drawers are above the doors and have seemingly opposing ideas, which makes this cabinet fun. The rainbows on the right say that nothing is solid; while the left drawer with the swastika symbolize the element earth, which one would perceive rather solid. The swastika in Tibetan represents the stability of the element earth and actually dates back to 2500 BC and was first identified with Vishnu and probably is derived from the sun symbol denoting the perceivedclockwise motion of the sun. The doors are visually pleasing and for me speak of joy. The sides are completely done in kyungbur, here again a sense of joy prevails with the lotus throne bursting forth to hold the Dharma Wheel. Please see iconography for more details. The Chösum stand is painted on both sides and the front, the top and back are not painted. This Chösum stand comes with background information, iconography and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by one of the monks. Please note that the right front door and the left side are split.
Materials: Asian cedar & spruce
Dimensions: H 31.5" W=29.62" D=15.87" measurements are approximate.
Age circa: 1935
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Item #C603: Price $1145.00, plus shipping & handling
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 24 April, 2009.