Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Tibetan Antiques

History of Tibetan Antiques

Art and antiquities collectors became aware of Tibetan antiquities only in the second half of the last century. Until then, the centuries-long isolation of Tibet had also ensured that these objects were known only to a few experts from the West, such as the Austrian Heinrich Harrer and the Italian Tibetologist Guiseppe Tucci.

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Frequently, interested parties ask about the age of the antiques offered here. This question is justified, but not always correctly answered with certainty.

There are hardly never any dates on the objects, which can be used to answer their origin correctly. It is therefore necessary to estimate the age of the objects. One can fall back on empirical values. However, this is not a guarantee for the indicated age.

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How to realize Thangka Fakes ?

Generally, to the untrained eye, fakes often look better than genuine antiques - they are often intact, invariably un-restored, and their colors are more vibrant. To avoid spending a lot of money on fakes, it is all the more important to follow a few simple principles before making a purchase.

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Tsa Tsas at the Tibetan Antique Market

Tibetan Tsa Tsas [or also »Tsha Tshas«] have so far played a rather minor role among Himalayan antiquities compared to thangkas and statues.

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Can I return an item if I'm not satisfied?

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return the item(s) to us in their original condition within 14 days of receipt. You will then only have to pay the return shipping costs and receive a full refund from us.

 Tsa Tsas
1. Tsa Tsas
Tsa Tsa Molds
2. Tsa Tsa Molds
3. Gaus
Buddha Plaque
4. Buddha Plaque
5. Ankusa
Tathagata Crown
6. Tathagata Crown
Surgery Instruments
7. Surgery Instruments
8. Tsaglis
Book Covers
9. Book Covers
Dorjes / Vajras
10. Dorjes / Vajras
11. Wallets
Paper Money
12. Paper Money
13. Seals
Birma Buddha
14. Birma Buddha
15. Thangkas
16. Jewels
Powder Horn
17. Powder Horn
18. Wood
19. Zanpars
Protection Plaques
20. Protection Plaques
21. Thogchaks
Conch Shells
22. Conch Shells
Old Glasses
23. Old Glasses
Sutra Pages
24. Sutra Pages