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MONGOLIAN SHAMAN'S FACE MASK (ONGOI) (Item No. Mask 01)

Price: £125 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia
Age: New
Width: 590mm approx

Shamans from Siberia generally wear some sort of fringed ritual mask. This is to hide their eyes from ordinary people when spirits take them over, and also to act as a screen - an 'eye curtain' - in order to help them go into trance.

This is a beautifully made, traditional Mongolian shaman's facemask, made of black brocade, with a moon and sun, and ears, eyes, mouth and nose - all made up of cowerie shells and pearls. It has ties on each side so it can be fixed around the head and a fringe which hangs over your own face to obscure your vision.

At the back of the mask are a series of pockets designed to have the quills of feathers pushed into them. Normally these feathers are from the black vulture, but eagle, hawk or owl feathers are also used according to the instructions of the shaman's spirits. The mask does not come with feathers.


MONGOLIAN SHAMAN'S FACE MASK (ONGOI) (Item No. Mask 02)

Price: £36 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Inner Mongolia
Age: Unknown
Length of fringe: 280mm approx

Shamans from Siberia generally wear some sort of fringed ritual mask. This is to hide their eyes from ordinary people when spirits take them over, and also to act as a screen - an 'eye curtain' - in order to help them go into trance.

This is a beautifully made, simple traditional Mongolian shaman's facemask. It has ties on each side so it can be fixed around the head and a fringe which hangs over your own face to obscure your vision.

This is a simple facemask which could be futher decorated - by adding fabric, feathers, beads and embroidered eyes etc - if you so wished.


SHORT SWORD OR DAGGER (SHAMAN'S SWORD) (Item No. Knife 08)

Price: £58 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Inner Mongolia
Age: Unknown, but probably of little age
Length: 273mm approx

Many shamans, from Siberia and other cultures, have swords or short swords as part of their equipment. They are used as wepons to defend them against harmful spirits, used to stir medicine or help keep burning offerings in place. Often such swords are old ones, some ancient, because such objects have an ancestral quality to them.

This knife is made of bronze. It is an ancient Scythian design, but this is a newer reproduction, not an original Scythian blade. It makes a perfect 'shaman's sword'. The loop at the end of the handle is ideal to tie silk ribbons or khadags on to.

The edge of the blade is dull (but could be sharpened if required)


SHAMAN'S MINAA RITUAL WHITE HORSE HAIR BLESSING WHIP (Item No. Whip 01)

Price: £24 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Southern Siberia
Age: Recently made
Length of whip (including blue slik ribbons): 700-800mm approx

This is a recently made, traditional Southern Siberian shaman's ritual horse tail whip. Whips like this are used all over Southern Siberia and Mongolia by shamans. In Mongolia they are called Tashuur.

White hair whips are for blessing, black hair whips are for healing by driving away the illness.

Several in stock, all slightly different.


SHAMAN'S DOLBUUR RITUAL BLACK HORSE HAIR WHIP (Item No. Whip 02)

Price: £24 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Southern Siberia
Age: Recently made
Length of whip (including blue slik ribbons): 700-800mm approx

This is a recently made, Southern Siberian shaman's ritual horse tail whip. Whips like this are used all over Southern Siberia and Mongolia by shamans.

White hair whips are for blessing, black hair whips are for healing by driving away the illness.

Whips like this are used by shamans to whip away blockages in energy; sick people and animals will be struck with them to drive out sickness or blocked energy. The late Mongolian/American shaman Sarangerel described them as 'offensive weapons against negative energy and harmfull spirits.'

Several in stock, all slightly different.


BURYAT SHAMAN'S MINAA RITUAL HORSE HAIR WHIP (Item No. Shaman's Whip 03)

Price: £65 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Southern Siberia
Age: Recently made
Length of whip (including blue khadag scarf): 1350mm approx

This is a recently made, Southern Siberian shaman's ritual rawhide healing whip. It is a traditional ritual object, often used in healing where the shaman will whip away the spirits of illness - an 'offensive weapons against negative energy and harmfull spirits.' It is decorated with a blue khadag and two black khadags. Black khadagas are used in 'heavy' healing to remove harmful spirits and unhelpful energy.


MONGOLIAN SHAMAN'S TASHUUR SNAKE WHIP (Item No. Whip 04)

Price: £52 (including postage Worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia
Age: New
Length (including khadag): 1100mm approx

Mongolian shaman's snake whip. The snakes represent the water spirits, and the rainbow nature of the whip is used to drive and sweep away unhelpful energies around people, and thus help with their healing. They are made of brocadeset into a blue brocade end part which is dressed.

Two whips in stock.


A Mongolian woman offers milk to the sky from out of a kettle

SIBERIAN SHAMAN'S RITUAL OFFERING SPOON (Item No. Shaman's Spoon 01)

Price: £25 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Southern Siberia
Age: Recently made
Length (excluding blue silk ribbons): 170mm approx

These are recently made, Siberian shaman's carved wooden ritual offering spoon.

Spoons like this - often divided into 9 small compartments - are designed to offer milk (or at times vodka) the sky spirits of the upperworld. They are an important part of a shaman's tool box, but they are also used by non-shamans who traditionally greet each day by flicking milk to the sky powers.


SIBERIAN SHAMAN'S RITUAL OFFERING SPOON (Item No. Shaman's Spoon 02)

Price: £29 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia
Age: Recently made
Length (excluding blue khadag scarf): 240mm approx

These are recently made, Siberian shaman's carved wooden ritual offering spoon.

Spoons like this - often divided into 9 small compartments - are designed to offer milk (or at times vodka) the sky spirits of the upperworld. They are an important part of a shaman's tool box, but they are also used by non-shamans who traditionally greet each day by flicking milk to the sky powers.


RITUAL OFFERING SPOON (Item No. Shaman's Spoon 03)

Price: £24 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20-25 years
Length (excluding blue khadag scarf): 296mm approx

Spoons like this are designed to offer milk (or at times vodka) the sky spirits of the upperworld. They are an important part of a shaman's tool box, but they are also used by non-shamans who traditionally greet each day by flicking milk to the sky powers.


SIBERIAN SHAMAN'S RITUAL OFFERING SPOON (Item No. Shaman's Spoon 04)

Price: £22 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20-25 years
Length (excluding blue khadag scarf): 230mm approx

Spoons like this are designed to offer milk (or at times vodka) the sky spirits of the upperworld. They are an important part of a shaman's tool box, but they are also used by non-shamans who traditionally greet each day by flicking milk to the sky powers.


SIBERIAN SHAMAN'S RITUAL OFFERING SPOON (Item No. Shaman's Spoon 05)

Price: £19 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20-25 years
Length (excluding blue khadag scarf): 230mm approx

Spoons like this are designed to offer milk (or at times vodka) the sky spirits of the upperworld. They are an important part of a shaman's tool box, but they are also used by non-shamans who traditionally greet each day by flicking milk to the sky powers.


GOOD QUALITY RITUAL TSOG SPOON (Item No. Metal Offering Spoon 02)

Price: £30 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20-40 years
Length: 122 mm approx

A ritual white metal tSog spoon, used for ritual food offerings in Tibetan Buddhist and Bonpo ceremonies. It has a faux coral set into the centre of it.

It could be used as sTog spoons or as ritual spoon for shamanic use.


GOOD QUALITY RITUAL TSOG SPOON (Item No. Metal Offering Spoon 03)

Price: £30 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20-40 years
Length: 121 mm approx

A ritual white metal tSog spoon, used for ritual food offerings in Tibetan Buddhist and Bonpo ceremonies. It has a faux turquoise set into the centre of it.

It could be used as sTog spoons or as ritual spoon for shamanic use.


GOOD QUALITY RITUAL OFFERING SPOON (Item No. Metal Offering Spoon 04)

Price: £30 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 20-40 years
Length: 169 mm approx

A ritual bronze offering spoon, used for pouring oil onto small ritual fires in ceremonies.

It could be used as a ritual spoon for shamanic use.


GOOD QUALITY RITUAL OFFERING SPOON (Item No. Metal Offering Spoon 05)

Price: £30 (including postage worldwide)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 20-40 years
Length: 169 mm approx

A ritual bronze offering spoon, used for pouring oil onto small ritual fires in ceremonies.

It could be used as a ritual spoon for shamanic use.


MONGOLIAN SHAMAN'S SNAKE (Item No. Snakes 02)

Price: £19 (including postage Worldwide)

Origin: Mongolia
Age: New
Length: 980mm approx

These are hand made traditional shaman's snakes from Mongolia, meant to be attached to the back of shaman's coats. They are made of black material with a head with glass bead eyes.

Normally there would be many of these or similar snakes fixed to the back of the coat. When being fixed to the coat on no account are they to be stitched to the coat directly. To stick a needle into the snake is considered very bad and should never be done as it is said it will annoy the snake spirit which will seek revenge on you. Instead you stitched the snake by making a loop or series of loops which holds the snake against the coat and stops it falling off.


MONGOLIAN SHEEPS KNUCKLE BONE DIVINATION SET (Item No. Divination Bones 01)

Price: £22 (including postage worldwide)

(Mongolian: shagai)
Origin: Mongolia
Age: new

This is a set of four Mongolian divinations bones made from the knuckle bones of sheep. They are used by Mongolian shamans, and are also used to play popular games and for fortune telling by the general population.

A good description of how to use them for shamanic work can be found in the book 'Riding Windhorses' by the late Mongolian/American shaman Sarangerel.

They are in a brocade bag to keep them safe and also come complete with a set of meanings in both English and Mongolian. They make a beautiful set and you can easily add them to your shamanic practice if you wish by reading Sarangerel's book.

Brocade bags vary in design.

Three sets of four knuckle bones in stock.