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In our experience these small painted boxes from Tibet are considerably harder to find than the larger storage boxes. We set out to find as many as we could in good condition and with original paint.
As can be seen from the photographs these boxes have much freer designs than the formal elements found on the large storage boxes. Most of the boxes are painted on four sides as well as the top, so they were an ideal canvas for the Tibetan artist to express his feelings toward nature or religious or folk motifs.
Each row on this page shows two photographs of the same box so you can see it from different viewpoints. Click on the smaller image to bring up a higher resolution enlargement.