Namche bazar
Namche bazar
Mini Tibetian
Mini Tibetian
Tibet antique big and heavy lock wit
Tibet antique big and heavy lock wit

traditional Tibetan lock has beautiful ornamentation on key and lock. key size 13,3 cm (without ring), width: 5,3 cm lock: 8,1 x 7,3 x 3,8 cm

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tibetan
ladakh
ladakh
ladakh
ladakh
ladakh
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ladakh
ladakh
ladakh
ladakh
ladakh
ladakh
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tibet
ladak monesrty lock
ladak monesrty lock

ladak monesrty lock In the bigger Tibetan monasteries only a small percentage of monks were really studying and persuing enlightenment. Many monks had worldly duties: extract taxes, being guards of Lamas, shrines, temple or monastery gates, accompany monastic caravans etc. Those monks needed weapons - but by their monk vows they were not allowed to have blades/ knifes/ swords. Such a iron key strung to a half to one meter leather string was a perfect weapon to crush assailants heads.

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tibet
ladakh
ladakh
tibet
tibet
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ladakh
tibet
tibet
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ladakh
ladakh
ladakh
ladakh
ladakh
tibet
tibet
ladakh monestry
ladakh monestry
ladakh
ladakh
tibet
tibet
tibet
tibet
tibet
tibet
ladakh
ladakh
tibet
tibet
ladakh
ladakh
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tibet