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Iron Phurba. Kila. Ritual Dagger. Exorcise Evil. Tibet

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    A three sided peg, stake, knife or nail like ritual object that is/was used to stake out sacred and monastery sites to obstruct or repel evil. Also does wonders to nail down those life distractions such as greed, desire and envy.   The most precious of Phurbas… Continue reading

Antique Chinese Warrior Spear Head – Military Weapon, North China

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Detail: This spear head comes from northern China near the Manchurian border and was used as a military weapon. The shaft is long-gone but the housing for the shaft sits on the lower part of a brass piece connecting it to the main spear. Rust and corrosion… Continue reading

Batak Piso Halasan Sword / Knife, Sumatra

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Detail: Hilt and scabbard are carved from bone or from some resin composite material (although I have never seen a resin composite come out of Sumatra that is this old). ASO (human-like) traditional figures are carved at both ends and insects, geckos and plant life are carved on… Continue reading
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