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TIBETAN BUDDHIST KANGLING TRUMPET (Item No. Sound A01)

Price including postage: £175.00 (UK) £195 (World)

Origin: China, Nepal or Tibet
Age: 10 - 20
Length: 330mm approx

A fairly recently made bone kangling [human thighbone trumpet. This is almost certainly not human bone. There are two pieces of bone joined by a white metal band in the middle, and a white metal mouth piece and an ornate white metal end which represents the joint end of the thighbone. this joint end section does not have any bone in it.

It is an attractice looking instrument and it very much looks like an ornate human bone kangling, and with the prices of human bone kanglings skyrocketing to astronomic prices in recent years it does give an oportunity to have a kangling that 'looks the part'. With many people using wooden or resin kanglings nowadays, due to the rareity and cost of proper human bone ones, this bone trumpet is an excellent alternative.

It has a strong sound.


TIBETAN BUDDHIST TELESCOPIC COPPER TRUMPET - Zangs Dung (Item No. Sound A02)

Price including postage: £165.00 (UK) £185 (World)

Origin: Nepal or Tibet
Age: 30 - 70
Length when Extended: 508mm approx

A beautiful old copper ritual trumpet in lovely condition, which is very decorative.

A good instrument for ritual practice.


TIBETAN BUDDHIST COPPER TRUMPET (Item No. Sound A03)


Price including postage: £85.00 (UK) £98 (World)

Origin: Nepal or Tibet
Age: 30 - 150
Length: 382mm approx

An old copper trumpet with a makara (sea monster) head upon it. It is a little bit dented here and there, but still robust and has a good loud sound.

A good instrument for ritual practice.


JAW HARP (Item No. Sound A04)

Price including postage: £25 each (UK) £32 (World)

Origin: Nepal
Age: 20-50 Years
Length: 84mm approx

Jaw harps are essential pieces of equipment for Mongolian and Southern Siberian shamans. They are used in much the same way as drums, they can help a shaman go into trance. They are often decorated with cloth tassle with beads or amulets on and these are used to bless people and transfer healing power.

This is a typical small hand forged iron jaw harp, a type found in many regions in Central Asia, and it has a good sound. It would be very suitable for use in shamanic practice or just as a musical instrument in its own rights.