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Wooden Fish Block


A wooden fish, also known as a Chinese temple block is a wooden percussion instrument most commonly associated with Mahayana Buddhism. The purpose of…

Ibeji Twin Statues


This statue represents one of the two divine twin children, Taiyewo and Kehinde, who are used to revere the god, Ibeji. These divine children are…

Nandi (Bronze)


Nandi is the name of the gate-guardian deity, Kailasa. Nandi is the abode of Lord Shiva and received his wisdom and divine knowledge from the goddess…

Karas or Sikh Bracelets


A kara is a steel or iron bracelet that is worn by most initiated Sikhs. The kara was instituted by the tenth Sikh guru, Gobind Singh. It is…