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.