Painted Tibetan Style Cabinet
This lovely, colourful storage cabinet is a faithful reproduction of cabinets used in Tibet in temples and monasteries, as well as in homes as family altars. Cabinets like this one were used to store religious scrolls, as well as ceremonial robes and other valued possessions. Tibetan furniture was typically painted with flowers - often peonies as seen here to signal high rank. The colours traditionally would be bright reds, yellows, greens and blues.
Tibetan furniture was usually made from pine by and for the monks and scholarly classes, with the joinery quite rudimentary compared to the more refined pieces produced for the higher ranking classes in and around central and eastern China. Original Tibetan furniture is now quite scarce and prices have increased dramatically over recent years. This reproduction therefore offers the same kind of aesthetic at a more affordable level, with two sets of three doors and a single shelf inside to give useful storage space.
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