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Early 20th C. Painted Tibetan Window Shudder Frame. These (this and two other shudders) were bought in China outside of Gansu at a small monastery village. Luckily we have pictures of the storage room in Gansu Monastery with many old painted frames. Those weren't for sale, but I believe these are original.

In Tibet and Nepal there is an abundance of old wood from old furniture and building that have been torn down, and there is a thriving market in Nepal and on the internet for Tibetan painted furniture so there are many reproductions available. In Lhasa, I spent hours watching men creating wooden tables, cabinets, etc. Using old wood, tradionally painted, I wouldn't know the difference. Beauty is beauty. In fact, we have a Monastery candle Mani box that I had made and painted, choosing my motifs and color.