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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
Rare Decorated Silver Conch Shell Trumpet with turquoise & coral inlay
Rare Decorated Silver Conch Shell Trumpet with turquoise & coral inlay
Our Price: £895.00

A very rare quality Indian Conch or chank shell trumpet that has been decorated with pure silver and has coral and turquoise cabachon inlay. The silver is engraved with animals and a floral motif. This piece has been hand crafted and is certainly one of the finest playable conch shells we have ever offered. A wonderful ritual instrument or alternatively a fine altar offering to represent the 'melodious sound of the Dharma'.

Indian Conch and silver decoration and genuine coral and turquoise cabachons
Age: 20th C
length 9 inches
width 4 inches
Hand crafted in Nepal
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)
RARE DHARMACHAKRA BELL & DORJE SET - Master Quality 5 Prong Iron Vajra & 5 Prong Iron Handle
RARE DHARMACHAKRA BELL & DORJE SET - Master Quality 5 Prong Iron Vajra & 5 Prong Iron Handle with hole
Our Price: £450.00

An extremely rare five prong bell and dorje set with iron handle and iron vajra -- Each set is made by a Tibetan family who have been making authentic bells and ritual items for more than 50 years. We have waited more than 18 months to have 10 bells made in this quality and as far as we know this is the first time iron handled bell and vajra sets have ever been offered for sale in or outside of Asia. Each iron handle and vajra are carved entirely by hand and this requires incredible skill as iron is notoriously difficult to work with. Since there are few who can successfully undertake this kind of workmanship, we are incredibly fortunate to be able to offer these.  This particular style is favoured by Nyingma & Kagyu practitioners as it has the traditional hole in the handle that represents the wisdom of emptiness. Iron has also been a sought after metal for ritual phurbas and vajras since ancient times and very precious pieces are believed to be made from meteoric iron. Iron has a unique feel and is often seen to have a more wrathful quality than other metals.

These bells display a protective vajra fence in between a double row of pearls. Above this are the traditional row of dharma wheels (dharmachakra) and this represents Buddha Shakyamuni's path to enlightenment. Above this is a another row of vajras that symbolise the 16 emptinesses. Above this is an eight petalled lotus seat for the eight bodhisattvas and their consorts. The five prongs of the vajra represent the five wisdoms and the five Buddha families.
They have a vibrant sustained tone of excellent quality!

Origin: Hand crafted in Dehradun, India
Size: The bells are approximately 20 cms high and
the vajras are approximately 14 cms x 4.5 cms
Quality: 5 metal bronze alloy bell and hand carved iron handle and iron vajra.

Tip: If you notice rust appearing on any iron ritual item, simply use a toothbrush (used for this purpose only) to gently apply oilive oil to the affected areas and then remove any residue with a soft cloth.
Antique Ritual Conch Shell Trumpet
Antique Ritual Conch Shell Trumpet
Our Price: £395.00

A small size ritually used antique conch shell. Displays a lovely usage patina from being played and handled.

Length approx - 4.5 inches
Condition: Very good
Sourced in Nepal
age: 19th C
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)
Hand Carved Chank Shell
LARGE CARVED INDIAN CONCH or CHANK SHELL
Our Price: £395.00

A stunning shell that has been masterfully carved with the Windhorse and the hybrid Garuda and Snow Lion. Various auspicious symbols and lotus petals also make up the scene. A perfect offering for your shrine or altar. It also plays beautifully with a very resonant sound.

Length approx 7 inches x 4 inches
Origin: Hand carved in Nepal
Age: 20th C
DECORATED CONCH SHELL OFFERING
RARE DECORATED CRYSTAL CONCH SHELL OFFERING
Our Price: £350.00

Conch or chank shells are often used to represent an offering of music on a traditional Tibetan shrine. This particular one off piece has been hand crafted from Himalayan crystal and then finished with fine silver work and inlaid with genuine coral and turquoise. This is the finest piece of its kind that we have ever offered.

Himalayan Crystal & Silver
length 4 inches
width 2inches
Hand crafted in Nepal
Large Chank Shell Trumpet
LARGE PLAYABLE INDIAN CONCH SHELL - Antique Finish
Our Price: £325.00

A larger size conch (also chank) shell that is traditionally used to symbolise music offerings on the shrine and is a potent symbol of the Dharma resounding in all directions. This shell has a beautiful vibrant sound when played. It also has a leather handle which helps it to sit nicely in the hand.

Conch will display natural pitting which is inherent in the shell.
Length approx - 6.5 inches
Sourced in Nepal
age: 20th C
Superior Chöd Drum - Bhutanese Quality
Superior Chöd Drum - Bhutanese Cloud Skins - 8 to 9 inch Drum
Our Price: £325.00

The best!

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A Chöd damaru that is hand crafted for practitioners who are serious about using the most authentic ritual instruments.

What makes these drums so different from other Chöd damarus in the marketplace?

  • The sound is unsurpassed!
  • Each drum is created using accurate and traditional centuries old methods.
  • Only fine quality Bhutanese Sengdeng (Acacia) wood is used and not cheaper woods that are seen on other drums.
  • Only natural unpainted Bhutanese cloud skins are used. The skins are buried in the ground with copper and other precious substances. This process can take many weeks to complete and the skins turn a beautiful cloudy green. It increases the longevity of the skins and also empowers them for years of ritual use. It also gives each drum its own unique character.
  • The skins will maintain their tightness, unlike many other damaru skins in the marketplace.
  • On the inside of the drum accurate mantras are applied, this empowers the drum to be used for ritual practice.
  • Each drum has a suede or leather handle which helps give comfortable support when playing for long periods. Cowrie shells are also stitched into the band that wraps round the drum.
  • Includes a high quality brocade damaru tail.
  • Includes a very fine brocade carrying case which helps protect the drum when not in use. Each case is lined with red felt, which helps absorb moisture.