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Above: Wandering yogins with Chod drums and Kangling trumpets from the early 20th Century

We are always interested in purchasing old/antique bone kanglings and
so feel free to contact us (with photos) if you are looking to sell.

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Superior Tibetan Kangling - Wooden
Fine Ritual Wooden Kangling ~ Bhutanese Sengdeng Wood ~ Hand Crafted
Our Price: 150.00

Introducing a wooden kangling that is without doubt the finest alternative to human bone available in the marketplace. It is now incredibly difficult to find human bone kanglings and there are restrictions for bringing them out of Asia. As demand continues to grow for these essential ritual items it makes it very difficult for Chöd practitioners in the West to own them. Our beautiful wooden kanglings are clearly the answer to this problem. It also means that you can travel with your kangling without fear of restrictions.

Each instrument is hand crafted from fine Bhutanese Sengdeng wood and is covered in goatskin in the traditional manner. The kangling has been coated inside with beeswax to give the wood extra longevity and protection from a build up of moisture. The weight is wonderful and the sound is incredible. Some would argue that they sound even better than a bone kangling. They are very robust and will be a wonderful companion for a lifetime of practice.

Each kangling comes complete with a high quality brocade protective case. Colour of case may vary!

length approx 31.5 cm
Antique Tibetan Kangling - Human Thigh Bone
Antique Tibetan Kangling - 19th C


A wonderful antique human thigh bone trumpet. Covered in the traditional manner in black leather to give added protection to the bone. It is now almost impossible to source genuine old pieces from the Himalayan regions. This is a very playable authentic ritual instrument and remains robust and damage free.

Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
Genuine human thigh bone.
Age: 19th C
approx 320 mm (12.5 inches)  x 70 mm (at widest point)