Makara Gallery

The Makara Gallery is dedicated to the ancient arts and sculptures of the Himalayas and South Asia, Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, India and also South East Asia. The material and artistic culture of village, tribal and rural populations is honoured through a selection of objects replete with poetry, ingenuity, expressiveness and historical and spiritual values. You will discover a wide range of ritual and shamanic objects, masks, effigies, jewellery, daily objects and curious items. We will be happy to answer your information requests.

  • Wooden mask, Ogoni culture, Nigeria Western Africa 18 cm / 7 inches Ex collection Max Itzikovitz, Paris
    price:  on request

  • Wooden Goddesses of Rural India. This book attempts to discover some of the secrets and some origins of these little known objects that ... read more
    price:  28 €

  • Areca nut cutter, Brass and iron. South India. Length: 18 cm / 7 inches
    price:  $180

  • Oil lamp, terracotta. Northern Nepal, Early 20th century. Height: 15 cm / 5,9 inches
    price:  $180

  • Yak dance mask, Arunachal Pradesh, India or Eastern Bhutan. Height: 23,5 cm / 9,2 inches
    price:  on request

  • Processional chariot element representing the Hindu goddess Sri Lakshmi South India, probably Karnataka Height: 33 cm / 12,9 inches
    price:  $400

  • Antique bamboo lime boxes elaborately covered with many traditional patterns. Timor, Indonesia. 20 cm and 14 cm.
    price:  sold

  • Opium balance with its case, wood, bone, bronze. China, 19th century. 41,5 cm.
    price:  sold

  • Mask, Nepal. 25 cm.
    price:  $900

  • Antique Tibetan mantra printing block, 19th century. 26 x 23 cm
    price:  $ 550

  • Sculpture of a Nat, Burma The cult of the nats is one of the important religious currents in Burma. Pre-dating Buddhism, but also having developed ... read more
    price:  on request

  • Tau-Tau funeral effigy's head, Toraja culture, Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. 45 cm high.
    price:  on request

  • Three amulets from Borneo, worn on necklaces for protection. Dayak culture, 10 cm, 11 cm and 11.5 cm.
    price:  sold

  • Areca nut cutter, brass. These single-bladed hinged instruments in the form of tongs were used to cut slices of areca nut used in ... read more
    price:  sold

  • This ancient necklace of snake vertebrae was worn for many decades by one or more Nepalese shamans. 20th century
    price:  $ 300

  • Pair of silber bracelet with makara head terminals, Pashtun culture, Pakistan. 19th or early 20th century Each piece is 10 cm long
    price:  $ 400

  • Small Indonesian mask of a beautiful expressiveness, Dayak culture (Borneo island) or Batak culture (Sumatra). Light wood, 18 cm. Available with a small painted steel base. First ... read more
    price:  $ 550

  • Basketry hood from the Philippines. Ifugao, Bontoc or Igorot culture. 40 cm high 28 cm wide
    price:  $ 380

  • Wooden handle of a shaman's drum, Subba (Limbu) culture, Kirant cultural area, eastern Nepal. 37 cm Offered with base.
    price:  $ 280

  • Antique shaman dress from Nepal, Cotton. Height : 133 cm This dress has been entirely hand-sewn.
    price:  $800

  • Mask of Rakshasa, eastern Nepal. The Rakshasas are demons hostile to humans, they have the power to transform into various forms but are ... read more
    price:  $1200

  • Necklace from Ladakh, Tibetan cultural area. Silver, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Coral. First part of the 20th century.
    price:  sold

  • Antique Sornaï, traditional Nepalese wind instrument, which is part of the traditional Nepalese orchestra of Panche Baja composed of 5 musical instruments. This ... read more
    price:  $250

  • Old chain of bells and whistles, shamanic culture of Nepal. The shaman places two of these chains across the shoulders.
    price:  $250

  • Antique domestic wooden altar for deiteis, Rajasthan, Northwest India. Probably from Rajput culture, 19th century. The lighter board at the bottom of ... read more
    price:  $400

  • Angami Naga shawl, woven red and black stripes and patterns, white cotton. State of Nagaland, Northeast India. 137 x 81 cm. Very ... read more
    price:  $380