Harold Heim

I'm a retired California gent and a passionate adventurer in exotic lands. And I collect rugs...for my own pleasure, not as a business. From time to time, though, as space demands, I sell in order to make way for the new. So, please, enjoy.

  • 18th c tibetan buddhist "kapala" "Kapala" is a Sanskrit word meaning "skull". In Tibetan Buddhist monasteries "Kapalas' were ... read more
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  • 18th c Hindu icon of 'Lakshminarayana' (The God 'Narayana(Vishnu) and His consort Goddess 'Lakshmi); bronze; Karnataka State, s India.
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  • 18th c Hindu Icon of 'Vishnu', bronze, 3.4"h. Vishnu, one of the Sacred Triumvirate...Brahma, Vishnu and ... read more
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  • 17th c Hindu 'Balakrishna', bronze, 4"h x 2"w. Museum quality but for a break in the fingers of the ... read more
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  • Antique Accoutrements for 'Paan' Chewing(betel nut); Laos; brass; 18th-19th c. These ethnographic items are a collection of antique implements used, ... read more
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  • Lovely, exciting 19th c Mushwani bag face; very good condition; tiny moth nibble seen in photo #6. 24" ... read more
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  • Antique Hand-hammered Hindu Brass Bowl, n India; 19th c; 7"w x 1 3/4"H Incredible bowl, ritual use(?), with ... read more
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  • Antique Buddha; Bhumisparsha mudra pose; Ayutthaya period; Thailand; bronze; 16th c.; 5"h
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  • Antique Buddhist Thai Amulet...in the 'Leela' posture; 19th c. Sometimes called the 'Walking Buddha'; hugely significant amongst Thai Buddhists; worn ... read more
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  • Pair of Antique Tibetan Buddhist/Bon Phurba Thokcha Amulets. Passing through a village just north of Leh, in Ladakh, n India twenty ... read more
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  • Antique Tibetan Buddhist Vajrapani Thokcha, 17th c Acquired from a private collection in a village a few miles north of Leh, ... read more
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  • Antique Hindu tribal Balakrishna; bronze; Tamil Nadu, s India; 18th c. Hard to capture the presence and spontaneity of ... read more
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  • Antique Cow and Goat Bells from Laos; brass; 19th c. Lovely brass bells with a wonderful patina and satin-like surface proving ... read more
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  • Antique Pipe from Laos/Golden Triangle; bone and brass; 19th c. Acquired in the region of Nong Khiaw, ... read more
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  • Antique 'Ushnisha', the finial that extends from the head of a statue of the Buddha as a symbol of his Enlightened ... read more
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  • Antique 'Ushnisha'(finial) atop the head of the Buddha symbolizing His Enlightened state; Thailand/Laos; bronze; 19th c. Acquired north of Chieng ... read more
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  • Very unusual and rare set of tattoo needles combined in a single device; brass; 19th c. Acquired on a ... read more
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  • Amazingly beautiful little Hindu Puja Holy Water Spoon with Hanuman standing above the squash-shaped bowl; 18th c; bronze. That satiny, ... read more
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  • Antique Agate and Silver 'Signet' Ring from Afghanistan; 19th c. Very masculine and rather regal 'signet' ring from Afghanistan - perhaps belonging ... read more
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  • Antique Tibetan 'Melong'; brass and bronze; 18th c. 18th c Tibetan 'Melong' with Presence and evidence of much ritual use by ... read more
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  • Antique 'TigerTongue'/'Boat'/'Leech' money from Laos/Golden Triangle...18th c; rare. These were 'coin of the realm' in the Lancang Kingdom of ancient Laos ... read more
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  • Antique Burmese 'Balakrishna'; bronze; 19th c. Burmese version of the ubiquitous 'Balakrishna' (Krishna with the butter ball), readily differentiated ... read more
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  • Antique opium scales; bone, lead and bronze; 19th c; Golden Triangle, Laos. Beautiful ethnographic item from vicinity of ... read more
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  • Ceremonial textile for ritual use; Tai Daeng or Red Tai ethnic group; Northeastern Laos; silk and natural dyes; ... read more
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  • Antique bronze miniature Burmese Buddha sitting in Bhumisparsha mudra posture. Extremely old - 16th c? older?. Most likely excavated ... read more
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  • Vajra/Dorje; Tibetan Buddhist; 19th c; repairs to two of its ribs done in Leh, Ladakh late last century ... read more
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  • Hindu Shivalingam; 19th c; very unusual and rare combination of a Shivalingam and what may have been originally intended ... read more
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  • Antique 'Tiger Tongue' money from the Lancang Kingdom of ancient Laos circa 16th-19th c. Also called 'leech' and 'boat' money in ... read more
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  • Antique Miniature Brass Shivalingam, s India; 19th c Shivalingam incorporating the Naga and Nandi bull associated with Shiva. a ... read more
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  • Official medical stamp of the Government of India; early 20th c; Wood and brass; pretty patina; something lovely ... read more
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  • Hindu Deepa Lakshmi Oil Lamp; 18th-19th c; velvety surface from a couple of centuries of continuous ritual use. Notice ... read more
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  • 19th c. Tibetan Seal of a rare design...rather stupa-like. Obtained from a private collector north of Leh, Ladakh. 2
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  • 18th-19th c. Tibetan Silver Bracelet with a classic simplicity and a wonderful patina; 3.9 oz; 2 3/4"l ; circumference ... read more
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  • 18th c. Tibetan Buddhist Silver Bhairava 'Gau' depicting Bhairava(Mahakala), a fierce deity protector of Buddhist dharma; copper backing, efficacious ... read more
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  • Early 20th c. Lisu Tribal Woman's Dress and Wrap of an upper-class Lisu lady of Northern Burma(Myanmar); good condition but for ... read more
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  • 18th-19th c Tibetan silver teacup holder (dkar yol yu), lid (kha leb)and cup (phor pa) with very finely chased and repousse-worked ... read more
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  • Antique Tibetan needle case; brass and copper with 'wisdom eyes' in silver; 19th c. 5". Amazing piece ... read more
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  • Lovely antique s Indian brass holy water vessel; excellent condition with a warm patina; 4 3/4"h x 4"w. Acquired late ... read more
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  • a set of marvelous 19th c Tibetan Buddhist Butter Lamps; traditionally used in Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and temples in Tibet and ... read more
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  • Fossilized walrus tusk fragment fashioned into a 'chopping tool'(adz) by Inuit(Eskimo) people; recovered from village midden on St Lawrence Island in the ... read more
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  • a tiny Hindu Throne for a sacred icon. s. India. 19th c. Rare...I haven't seen another like it during ... read more
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  • 18th c Bronze Hindu 'Coin Cache': In bygone days, in rural India, a man would conceal his wealth in ... read more
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  • Lost-wax-cast brass bangle, called a 'Virkangan', or 'powerful hero' bangle; worn by Shaivite ascetics. Around the perimeter are ... read more
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  • Antique Burmese Silver Cups; possibly Buddhist ceremonial; 18th-19th c, or older - perhaps excavated by locals; incredibly ... read more
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  • Late 19th c Tibetan tea bowl, called 'Jha-phor' or 'par-pa, with accompanying cloth and wicker carrying case. The wood ... read more
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  • Antique Burmese lacquered wicker basket with an inner shelf; 18th- 19th c; very fine and tight weave; very good condition ... read more
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  • Antique Hindu temple token, or 'tanka', or "Ramtanka', depicting, on one side, Rama and his consort, ... read more
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  • Antique silver amulet of Hindu deity astride a horse...possibly Revanta, a minor deity, mentioned in the Rig Veda, as ... read more
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