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Rare Quality Ritual Conch Shell Trumpet decorated with repoussé silver and turquoise & coral
Rare Quality Ritual Conch Shell Trumpet decorated with repoussé silver and turquoise & coral
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 Five Prong Bell & Vajra Set  - 19th C
Antique Five Prong Bell & Vajra Set - 19th C
Our Price: £850.00

A lovely looking antique five prong ghanta with matching antique five prong vajra. The bell displays a raised design that includes a protective vajra fence and above this are the traditional eight heads of the Kirtimukha. These heads are also considered to symbolise the Makara, a mythical crocodile-like creature from Indian mythology and protectors of the mandala. Each is holding a chain of jewels. Between and above the Kirtimukha is a another row of vajras. Above this is an eight petalled lotus seat for the eight bodhisattvas and their consorts. The handle has a finger hole symbolising the wisdom of emptiness. A great ritual instrument with a gentle and pleasing tone.

Age: 19th C
Quality: Bronze alloy
The bell is approximately 18 cms high.
The Vajra measures 4.5 inches

The set comes complete with a new high quality brocade case.
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)
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
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.
MAKARA DEHRADUN BELL & DORJE SET - Master Quality Vajra & Handle
MAKARA DEHRADUN BELL & DORJE SET - Master Quality 9 Prong Vajra & Handle - Dark Finish
Our Price: £350.00
Sale Price: £300.00
You save £50.00!

A master quality nine pronged bell and vajra set -- Made by a Tibetan family who have been making authentic bells for more than 50 years. This is without doubt one of the finest sets we have seen in the past 15 years. The vajra and handle are of a quality that we have not seen available anywhere else. They are fire gilded with 24 k gold and intricately carved. Each bell displays a protective vajra fence in between a double row of pearls. Above this are the traditional eight heads of the Kirtimukha, which also symbolise the Makara, a mythical crocodile-like creature from Indian mythology and protectors of the mandala. Each is holding a chain of jewels with vajras in between them. Above the Kirtimukha 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. They have a vibrant sustained tone of excellent quality!

Origin: Hand crafted in Dehradun, India
Quality: 5 metal bronze alloy with dark antique finish. The handle and Vajra are cast in copper and then hand finished to give finer detail. They are then fire gilded with 24k gold.
The bells are approximately 19 cms high.

The sets come complete with Bhutanese cotton brocade cover.
MAKARA DEHRADUN BELL & DORJE SET - Master Quality Vajra & Handle
MAKARA DEHRADUN BELL & DORJE SET - Master Quality 9 Prong Vajra & Handle
Our Price: £350.00
Sale Price: £300.00
You save £50.00!

A master quality nine prong bell and dorje set -- made by a Tibetan family who have been making authentic bells for more than 50 years. This is without doubt one of the finest sets we have seen in the past 15 years. The underside of the bell has been designed with a rare cascading motif -- which is based on a known antique bell belonging to one of the Sakya lineage holders. The vajra and handle are of a quality that we have not seen available anywhere else. They are fire gilded with 24 k gold and intricately carved.

Each bell displays a protective vajra fence in between a double row of pearls. Above this are the traditional eight heads of the Kirtimukha, which also symbolise the Makara, a mythical crocodile-like creature from Indian mythology and protectors of the mandala. Each is holding a chain of jewels with vajras in between them. Above the Kirtimukha 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. They have a vibrant sustained tone of excellent quality!

Origin: Hand crafted in Dehradun, India
Quality: 5 metal Bronze Alloy.  The handle and Vajra are cast in copper and then hand finished to give much finer detail. They are then fire gilded with 24k gold.
The bells are approximately 19 cms high.

The sets come complete with Bhutanese cotton brocade cover.