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5 double sided folios
Subject: Yak Butter Art Sculptures that are made by monks over the course of the year and then burnt at Losar as worship offerings.
These folios may have been from a larger thesis on the construction and symbolism of these sculptures.
A blog note on actual constructed yak butter sculptures seen in Sikkim is linked here.
16.5 x 7cm
Estimated to be from the 1800s
More photos available on request
same as 799
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.