Steeped in Japanese culture and tradition, the red Tengu Somen mask, which has entirely been forged out of just a single piece of iron, was sold at an auction for thirty times its originally estimated value. The bidders competed fiercely to gain possession of the traditionally designed mask which is an example of the nuanced characterization of Japanese culture. Sold for $190,000 as compared to the earlier assumed value of $5,500-6,270, the mask has set a new world record price for a mask to be sold in the west. Mythologically, the mask, which is in the form of a Tengu, … Read More
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Mankind’s fascination with royalty is both intriguing and captivating. Some of the greatest instances of opulence and luxury have been recorded by the kings and queens of history. From the greatness of the Taj Mahal to the British crown, the enormity of magnificence that is displayed by the monarchy and royalty has astounded the general populace for many centuries now.
One of the most enduring images of royal luxury throughout the ages has been the Faberge eggs, which were a series of thousands of jeweled eggs made by the house of Faberge from 1885 to 1917, all of which were … Read More