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Description:AS SEEN IN ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, AUGUST 2010. Tibet, fabricated of wood, with metal knobs, circa 18th century. A ritual object used to store precious and auspicious substances for good fortune. The items stored include silver, turquoise, gold, etc., and pieces of cloth from the clothing of high lamas. The Yangam is sealed, and then unsealed only once every year or every two to three years, according to the perception of need. A special ritual always accompanies its opening, performed by a single monk, or groups of monks or the high lama, depending on the wealth of the family or the monastery. The deities associated with wealth (painted on the front panels with mineral pigments) are asked to bring good luck and prosperity.
Size:19 in. w x 24 in. h x 15 in. d

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