Protective Knife and ‘Yantra’ Set
‘YANTRA’ CLOTH: Collected years ago, and and only now made available, this special old ‘yantra’ cloth is from the home altar of a woman psychic in northern Thailand. Made of handspun cotton, it has a variety of hand drawn diagrams as well as script in the old Lan Na language. As consistent with cloths we find on home altars, it is soiled and has holes, but overall, this one is in pretty good condition. Such items are often left untouched for years and the condition reflects the circumstances. An old knife was also on the altar and is included with this cloth.
KNIFE: Knives placed on altars are symbolic and not intended to be used for their original purpose. As such, condition is unimportant and reflects that they are often left untouched for decades. This one actually has a sharp blade, but is beginning to rust. An old wood scabbard covers it and is decorated with a piece of metal from another old knife. The handle is wrapped and finished in a traditional manner with old brass and twisted fiber. These are very special, authentic objects with an interesting provenance. We rarely get such items.
Cloth: 44.5 in. x 22 in.
Knife: OA 19.5 in.; Handle: 6 in.; Blade: 10.25 in.
$480.00 the set