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wood carved antique Tibetan priests ritual Phurba
Please refer to our stock # T208 when inquiring.
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.
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