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

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Antique Tibetan Kangling
Antique Tibetan Kangling
Our Price: £1,000.00

A genuine human thighbone kangling in excellent condition and with a lovely usage patina. Covered in black leather in the traditional manner and with more unusual brass and copper fittings. Authentic ritual instruments of this quality are rare to find.

Origin: Tibet
early to mid 20th century
approx 310 mm x 30 mm
Antique Tibetan Kangling - Human Thigh Bone
Antique Tibetan Kangling - 19th C
Our Price: £450.00

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)
Genuine Tibetan Kangling - Human Thigh Bone
Genuine Tibetan Kangling
Our Price: £395.00

A superb ritual kangling in fine condition. Lined with beeswax and painted red in the traditional manner. This is a very playable authentic ritual instrument.

Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
Genuine human thigh bone.
20th Century

approx 320 mm x 64 mm (at widest point)
Superior Tibetan Kangling - Wooden
Superior Wood Kangling ~ Bhutanese Sengdeng Wood ~ Hand Crafted
Our Price: £149.95

Introducing a kangling that is without doubt the finest alternative to human bone available in the marketplace. For those who don't know, it is illegal to export human bone kanglings from Nepal, which makes it difficult for Chöd practitioners in the West to work with these essential ritual items. Our beautiful wooden kanglings are clearly the answer to this problem.

They are made from fine Bhutanese Sengdeng wood and covered in goatskin in the traditional manner. The fire gilded mouthpiece is finely decorated with traditional Tibetan artwork. The kangling has been coated inside with beeswax to give the wood extra longevity and protection from 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. Exquisite!

length approx 31 cm
Superior Tibetan Kangling - Wooden
Superior Wood Kangling ~ Bhutanese Sengdeng Wood ~ Hand Crafted
Our Price: £149.95
Sale Price: £108.00
You save £41.95!

This one is reduced due to minor loss of red paint to one end (see last photo) and the case also has a minor mark from handling. This is how it arrived from our supplier and is otherwise in perfect condition.

Introducing a kangling that is without doubt the finest alternative to human bone available in the marketplace. For those who don't know, it is illegal to export human bone kanglings from Nepal, which makes it difficult for Chöd practitioners in the West to work with these essential ritual items. Our beautiful wooden kanglings are clearly the answer to this problem.

They are made from fine Bhutanese Sengdeng wood and covered in goatskin in the traditional manner. The fire gilded mouthpiece is finely decorated with traditional Tibetan artwork. The kangling has been coated inside with beeswax to give the wood extra longevity and protection from 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. Exquisite!

length approx 31 cm