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CARVED YAK HORN SORCERER'S HORN - Thun-rwa (Item No. Ritual B01)

Price including postage: £1695 (Worldwide)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 50-80 years approx
Length: 193mm approx

Am exceptionally beautifully made, very rare Tibetan carved yak horn Thun-rwa sorcerer's horn. Horns like this are filled with magically empowered things such as sesame and mustard seeds and blown or shaken towards an obstructing spirit in order to exorcise it. They are also filled with other items and used to magically harm or kill an emeny. Such horns are rare and can vary from very crude home made horns to very elaboratly made examples.

This is a very well crafted horn, beautifully carved with a figure of Mahakala and a Buddhist stupa. It's end is carved into a face which should be a Makara sea monster, but in this case looks more like a snow lion or leopard, and there are carved 'spots' on the horn which might indicate a leopard possibly.

The end of the horn is decorated in well worked silver set with coral and turquoise.
The end of the horn is sealed by a wooden plug set with a bone top, carved with a scorpion, a wrathful symbol. There is a silver plug for the hole in the head end of the horn.

This is a very rare and beautifuyl example of very fine construction, a true magical work of art.


KAPALA (Item No. Ritual B02)

Price including postage: £445 (UK) £475 (World)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 30-100 years approx
Length: 160mm approx
Height: 125mm approx

A beautifuly made, full sized copper and silver lined kapala skull bowl, set with small skulls around the rim. The bowl has a lovely traditional lid with a vajra handle. The rim of the handle has been slightly bent here and there, but this could easily be bent straight and the kapala is very useable.

With the price of human bone kapala increasing greatly in recent years, this is a chance to own a proper ritual object of quality and age, rather than a modern resin one. A delightful rare object.


CARVED BONE FLAMING SKULL TANTRIC CROWN SET (Item No. Ritual B03)

Price including postage: £695 (UK) £715 (World)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 30-100 years approx
Width of Central Skull - flame tip to flame tip: 108mm approx

An exceptionally rare set of carved bone flaming skulls, one central one with two side flames, and two more skulls on each side with only one flame each. These are carved from the end of thighbones, and appear to be human bone, although without tests it is impossible to be completely sure that they are.

Originally they would have been stitched to a fabric band, perhaps with smaller bone beads between them, and this would have been a ritual tantric crown, worn around the head during ritual dances. The skulls have the original sewing holes, which were drilled into them when the crown was first made.

The skulls are in beautiful condition and the whole set is a stunning and rare object, suitable for display, or as offerings on a wrathful altar, or if sewn to a cloth strip, used in ritual dance by a Tibetan Bhuddist practitioner.


PHURBAS - RITUAL DEMON KILLING DAGGERS

Phurbas are ancient ritual objects, used within Himlayan Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism. They are used to pin down or kill obstruction spirits - both internal and external ones. Intermally they are used in a kind of ritualised Buddhist psychotherapy practice, to pin down and destroy ones own inner demons. Externally they are used to pin down ghosts and harmful spirits, protect people and places and have many other uses. They are also used to bless and empower things.

Phurbas come in many forms and sizes, and are generally made in metal or wood, or though sometimes other material such as animal horn and bone are used. Iron phurbas are considered to be especially powerful, although shamans in Nepal tend to favour carved wooden ones.

You will find two articles about phurbas free to download HERE and HERE


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B04)

Price including postage: £95 (UK) £115 (World)

Origin: Nepal
Age: Probably of Little Age
Length: 189mm approx

A beautiful, well made solid iron ritual phurba. Iron is especially prized for phurbas, because it is considered to be especially powerful. This phurba has a horse's head representing the Himayalan being Hayagriva. The phurba stand is not included, but can be bought separately.

Ideal for both Buddhist and shamanic practice.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B05)

Price including postage: £85 (UK) £99 (World)

Origin: Nepal
Age: Probably of Little Age
Length: 193mm approx

A beautiful, well made solid iron ritual phurba. Iron is especially prized for phurbas, because it is considered to be especially powerful. The phurba stand is not included, but can be bought separately.

Ideal for both Buddhist and shamanic practice.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B06)

Price including postage: £95 (UK) £115 (World)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 20-70 years
Length: 228mm approx

An ornate, well bronze ritual phurba. This phurba has a dorje handle and three wrathful faces on the top representing, Dorje Phurba, Mahakala or Bhairung/Bhairava. The phurba stand is not included, but can be bought separately.

Ideal for both Buddhist and shamanic practice.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B07)

Price including postage: £45 (UK) £60 (World)

Origin: Nepal
Age: A few years
Length: 197mm approx

An brass ritual phurba. This phurba has a dorje handle and a horse's head representing the Himayalan being Hayagriva. The phurba stand is not included, but can be bought separately.

Ideal for both Buddhist and shamanic practice.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B08)

Price including postage: £45 (UK) £60 (World)

Origin: Nepal
Age: New
Length: 163mm approx

An brass ritual phurba. This phurba has a dorje handle and three wrathful faces on the top representing, Dorje Phurba, Mahakala or Bhairung/Bhairava. The phurba stand is not included, but can be bought separately.

Ideal for both Buddhist and shamanic practice.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B09)

Price including postage: £55 (UK) £65 (World)

Origin: Nepal
Age: Probably of Little Age
Length: 131mm approx

A beautiful, well made solid iron ritual phurba. Iron is especially prized for phurbas, because it is considered to be especially powerful. The phurba stand is not included, but can be bought separately.

Ideal for both Buddhist and shamanic practice.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B10)

Price including postage: £30 (UK) £37 (World)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 10-50 years
Length: 107mm approx

A small bronze ritual phurba. This phurba has red cloth tied around it which does not appear very old. The phurba stand is not included, but can be bought separately.

Ideal for both Buddhist and shamanic practice.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B11)

Price including postage: £35 (UK) £42 (World)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 10-50 years
Length: 95mm approx

A small bronze ritual phurba. This phurba has a loop at the top, so a cord could be used to make it into a large amulet if one wished. The phurba stand is not included, but can be bought separately.

Ideal for both Buddhist and shamanic practice.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B12)

Price including postage: £95 (UK) £115 (World)

Origin: Nepal
Age: Probably of Little Age
Length: 192mm approx

A beautiful, well made solid iron ritual phurba. Iron is especially prized for phurbas, because it is considered to be especially powerful. The phurba stand is not included, but can be bought separately.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B13)

Price including postage: £75 (UK) £90 (World)

Origin: Nepal
Age: Probably of Little Age
Length: 170mm approx

A beautiful, well made solid iron ritual phurba. Iron is especially prized for phurbas, because it is considered to be especially powerful. The phurba stand is not included, but can be bought separately.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B14)

Price including postage: £85 (UK) £98 (World)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20-100 years approx
Length: 180mm approx

An attractive bronze phurba with a large dorje top.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B15)

Price including postage: £48 (UK) ££62 (World)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 5 - 20 years approx
Length: 212mm approx

An old solid iron phurba. It has three faces and is fairly well cast.


PHURBA (Item No. Ritual B16)

Price including postage: £125 (UK) £140 (World)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 50-150 years approx
Length: 312mm approx

A large well cast attractive bronze phurba. It has a good weight. It is a Hayagriva phurba, with a horse's head top, but it is unusual as it has three heads instead of the normal one.


Phurba Stand (Item No. Ritual B17)

Price including postage: £39 (UK) £49 (World)

Origin: Nepal
Age: New
Length of side: 75mm approx
Height: 38mm approx

A large iron phurba stand suitable for a phurba up to about 200mm. Phurba stands are shaped as a triangle becasue it is a wrathful shape. They not only keep the phurba upright on an altar but can also be used as a spirit trap to capture spirits, which are then liberated [killed] by stabbing the phurba into the trap when it is placed there.


Phurba Stand (Item No. Ritual B18)

Price including postage: £35 (UK) £45 (World)

Origin: Nepal
Age: New
Length of side: 70mm approx
Height: 26mm approx

A medium sized bronze phurba stand suitable for a phurba up to about 200mm. Phurba stands are shaped as a triangle becasue it is a wrathful shape. They not only keep the phurba upright on an altar but can also be used as a spirit trap to capture spirits, which are then liberated [killed] by stabbing the phurba into the trap when it is placed there.


Phurba Stand (Item No. Ritual B19)

Price including postage: £28 (UK) £35 (World)

Origin: Nepal
Age: New
Length of side: 60mm approx
Height: 18mm approx

A small brass phurba stand suitable for a phurba up to about 150mm. Phurba stands are shaped as a triangle becasue it is a wrathful shape. They not only keep the phurba upright on an altar but can also be used as a spirit trap to capture spirits, which are then liberated [killed] by stabbing the phurba into the trap when it is placed there.


FLAYING KNIFE (Item No. Ritual B20)

Price including postage: £155 (UK) £168 (World)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 70-150 years approx
Width: 153mm approx

A rather special, old bronze and iron ritual flaying knife, symbol of the active empowered feminine - held in the right hand by dakinis, as they hold a human skull bowl in their left hand. Stand not included.


FLAYING KNIFE (Item No. Ritual B21)

Price including postage: £55 (UK) £68 (World)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 10-50 years approx
Width: 153mm approx

An old bronze and iron ritual flaying knife, symbol of the active empowered feminine - held in the right hand by dakinis, as they hold a human skull bowl in their left hand. Stand not included.


FLAYING KNIFE (Item No. Ritual B22)

Price including postage: £45 (UK) £55 (World)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20-60 years approx
Width: 85mm approx

A well made small bronze flaying knife, symbol of the active empowered feminine - held in the right hand by dakinis, as they hold a human skull bowl in their left hand.


FLAYING KNIFE (Item No. Ritual B23)

Price including postage: £38 (UK) £45 (World)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20-60 years approx
Width: 83mm approx

A well made bronze flaying knife, symbol of the active empowered feminine - held in the right hand by dakinis, as they hold a human skull bowl in their left hand.


VAJRA AXE (Item No. Ritual B24)

Price: £36 (UK) £42 (World)

Origin: Tibet or Nepal
Age: 20 - 60 years approx
Lenght: 135mm approx

A small vajra axe (Tib: dgra-sta) is a symbol of chopping through the negative constructs of the mind and the illusions of birth and death.

This is an old, small old brass ritual axe, designed to placed on an altar or held in the hand during Buddhist practices.