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Authentic. Rare. Old Tharu Exorcism / Shaman Mask.  Terai Region.  Morang District.  East Nepal.

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Tharu tribal members from this area are nature worshipers. They worship many forest spirits and deities, including the forest goddess.  Many of the most primitive tribes live in/near forests and near rivers.   This shamanic mask was used in rituals, festivals and exorcisms by a village shaman.  The… Continue reading

Ceremonial Phurba.  Mahakala. Hand carved in Boxwood.  Hand polished.  Kathmandu Valley.  Nepal

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    The phurba – aka kila – was and is used as a ritual implement to signify stability on sacred grounds/earth  during ceremonies.   As a tool of exorcism, the kila can hold demons in place . . . binding and pinning down negative energies from the mind… Continue reading

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