Tibetan shrine cabinets and thangka holders are yet another specialized form of their furniture. All the ones shown here are too small for the floor. They were designed to sit atop another piece of furniture or on some kind of built-in platform. There exists another, larger kind of statue holder (not shown here) which is free-standing.

Many of these cabinets have removable frames which were fashioned to hold glass. By having a deeply recessed groove on the top and a shallow groove on the bottom, the frames will stay in place without the need of any kind of hardware. To remove a frame one has only to it up and then slide the bottom back or forward out of its groove. Like the pegged cabinet doors, this is an other example of a simple but effective elimination of the need for hardware.


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