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A Pair of Antique Temple Locks from Monastery in Ladhak I Tibetan Antiques I Chinese Antique Locks I Gifts

A Pair of Antique Temple Locks from Monastery in Ladhak I Tibetan Antiques I Chinese Antique Locks I Gifts

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Our antique temple locks were found in the markets in the Ladakh region of India! These fascinating locks have a rich history, believed to have originated in China, and traveled through the Silk Route to reach their current location.

One of the Padlocks makes one take a step back in time with this unique and intricately crafted Tibetan padlock from the 19th century. This functional lock is cast in high-relief, depicting Jetsun Dölma - also known as White Tara - seated on her lotus throne with an abhaya mudra gesture of protection adorning one hand plus eyes to see all suffering gracing 3 parts of her being (forehead, palms & soles). Showcasing a beautiful patina due to slight oxidation over the years, so you can admire not only its functionality but bodhisattva beauty too! The second padlock has a mythological figure to ward of evil.

Made from brass, these locks are not only functional but also have religious significance. The back of the locks even have a prayer wheel with Buddhist scriptures.

One of the locks has a functional key, which adds to its practicality. The key is ornate and resembles a medieval key from European locks, showcasing the cultural exchange and influence that occurred along the Silk Route.

I take great pride in our collection of vintage finds, each piece with its own unique history and significance. I thank you visiting my website and exploring 'vintage finds'


Brass and Iron


4.2 Inches in length and 3.3 inches in width

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Dry clean only.

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