Rare Yak Bone Tantric Buddhist Priest's Crown
Five leaves painted and string together with leather
Worn by Oracles or priests during ceremonies as part of an extremely elaborate costume. This crown usually sits on top of a hat. The Lama himself paints the piece as a form of his devotional exercises.
Used by the Tantric stream of Buddhists that is followed mainly in the Himalayan Belt - Tibet, Nepal Bhutan etc.
Signs of usage and wear.
Estimated to be from the mid-1900s
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.