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wood carved antique Tibetan priests ritual Phurba

wood carved antique Tibetan priests ritual Phurba


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1910: Item # 1406975

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Old wooden Phurba...nicely aged patina from handling and use... Faces topped with diadems, 3 side "blade"section has carved scroll design almost 11 inches long high. Alternative spelling...phurpa,phurbha, Pronunciation: Fur-bah The Phurba is a special triple sided Tibetan ritual dagger or stake, patterned after an ancient Vedic tool. Originated as a stake that tethered sacrificial animals. It is used ritually to create stability and areas of protected space, often staked into the ground in circles prior to rituals. Only the one initiated into its use may possess a phurbha, all others are forbidden. For additional ethnographic and indigenous cultural items see my other website at Trocadero.com/ethnic For additional information on myself, my experience and my interests....see Asianethnicartifacts.com aka Asian Ethnic Artifacts.......