E-8502 Old Buddhist Ladakhi Ghau with Turquoise & Gold Encrusted – Himalayan Jewelry
A Magnificent Antique Ladakhi Ghau made
The main box is made of silver with the front face covered with a sheet of gold and also encrusted with Turquoise. Copper back that can be removed.
Estimated to be mid-1800s or earlier
From Ladakh – a culture that shares many aspects with Tibetan culture.
Pieces of this stature are hardly ever available either online or even at the source.
Perfect for a Museum, a Style Connoisseur or Tibetologist
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.