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Tibetan Doors Painted with Tigers, Dragons & Mythical Iconography

These rare doors are feature pieces at Opium and are dramatic works of art. A traditional Tibetan art form dating back to the 1940's and 1950's, the doors were covered in a gauze to provide the canvas for the painting. The subject matters vary, but typically feature symbols from Tibetan mythology such as Tigers, Dragons, the Goddess Tara, but also may include demons and skulls to ward off evil spirits.