Come See the Show!

Tiger Tiger will be on the show floor Friday thru Sunday, August 13th to the 15th, from 11am until 5pm in Santa Fe, New Mexico at The Objects of Art, Santa Fe at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe. Tiger will be displaying his finest wares, from the Bob Burkett Vintage Collection, to Ethnographic finds from Asia and the Himalayas. Learn more about the show right here.

Don’t miss out!

This is a rare opportunity to find out and learn more about Ethnographic Art and Culture.  Tiger will be on hand at Booth B57 to answer any questions LIVE and In Person. His collections are well worth the viewing. If you haven’t seen them, check out Tiger-Tiger.com.

Tiger Tiger has been a regular at this event for many years and is very excited to be present to meet with you once again. You can also look into Tiger Tiger Trips as well for more interesting items.

There will also be a Virtual show coinciding with the Live Event. Tiger will be presenting there as well.

Guide Lines

Covid restrictions and rules will be observed at this event. To find out more, visit their Information Page.

Purchase Tickets Here.

 


Prayer Flag Descriptions & Symbolism: Prayer Flags in Tibet are called Lung Ta (wind horse), which is both literal of the image, and symbolic of the action of the flags. The idea is that by hanging these flags in high places such as from the top of stupas and across mountain paths, the Wind Horse will carry the blessings depicted on the flags to all beings.

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Mysterious Buddhist Beads: Few beads are surrounded by as much mystery and myth as the dZi bead (say ‘zee’). These etched agates are found in Tibet, Bhutan, Ladakh, and Nepal, and are believed to be about two thousand years old. Many legends accompany the beads- that they were not made by man but created by the gods (by lightning strikes, or sometimes, goats – I am not making this up), that they bring luck and ward off evil, that they protect the wearer from physical harm by taking the abuse upon themselves, and that the bead itself will choose its’ owner and will not stay with an unlucky person.

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Bruce St. John Maher is a world renowned Artist and Master Craftsman known best for his Glass Faceted Beads. These stunning beads depict landscapes and forests mostly and have a 3D effect to them. The layered painting and kiln technique that he perfected is almost completely exclusive to his craft.

Very few artists have ever attempted to mimic his techniques until only recently. This is due in part to a booklet by Jim Kervin where Bruce outlines and reveals some of his secrets on how these magnificent beads are made. By using phosphorescent paints and creating the images on the glass, these pieces of glass are then joined together and fused in a kiln to create a single bead. The three dimensional effect this creates if phenomenal!

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Firstly it may be observed that the word “gong” is in fact a case of an onomatopoeia. Their sound resembles their name when struck. The antique, one of a kind gongs that we carry at Tiger Tiger fall into two categories. We have Burmese Temple gongs and Indonesian Gamelan Gongs. Burmese gongs were primarily used at temples as a call to worship and just as likely as a call to alarm the people of a local village or tribe in the event of a threat or attack.

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For centuries, the Hill Tribes of Nepal, China and Burma and other regions have been creating these fabrics by hand. Using embroidery, Ikat and supplementary warp weaving, the most noted creators of these fabrics were the Hmong, Akha and Karen peoples.

Many of these textiles are no longer made by hand due to mass production by automated looms. However, some vintage fabrics have been repurposed into Handbags, Shoulder Bags and Pouches.

Tiger Tiger has a large selection of these one of a kind items, personally sourced by Tiger Tiger from these many regions, some made with repurposed vintage cloth that will never be available again.

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Remember as kids how we would collect glass beads to make our own bracelets, necklaces or works of art? Or, maybe you liked to collect items for a charm bracelet. Now that we have “grown up” it doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy collecting and adorning yourself with bead work pendants and charms.

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Are you a picker or a collector? If you have ever seen the reality show American Pickers on The History Channel, you’ll have a good idea what this article is all about. But this time, the pickings are halfway around the world. From Thailand to Burma, the treasures are hidden all about.  The trick is finding them and making the right deal at the right price.

Meet Tiger-Tiger!
For over 30 years, Tiger Tiger, aka Matt and Susan, have been tramping through several countries hunting and picking for rare, one-of-a-kind antiques and artifacts.  Unfortunately, Susan is no longer among the living, but is still a partner in Spirit.

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