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Purple 8″ Frosted 99.9% Quartz Crystal Singing Bowl “B” Chakra. Crown or 7th Chakra. Nepal

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  This crystal bowl is tuned to the key B, the frequency the flows through the Crown or 7th Chakra, seen in light as brilliant white and/or purple.   The crown chakra is the life-force energy center located at the top of the head, the thousand petal (or… Continue reading

Phurba Phurpa in Bronze with Mahakala Head. Buddhism. Nepal

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    A traditionally styled Phurba. This is a ritual object used to dispel and destroy obstacles. Originally used to mark out the perimeter of the construction of temples and monastery, it is still used in religious and sacred ceremonies.   I have an accompanying older “stunning” case… Continue reading

Old and Antique Handcrafted Brass Tantrik Phurba. Nepal.

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    Phurba, also Phurwa, is a ritual object used to dispel and destroy obstacles. It was originally used to mark out the perimeter of a sacred building (temple or monastery). Since that time, it was used in ritual and sacred ceremonies.   The three sided… Continue reading

Large Desktop Prayer Wheel. Handmade and Hand Crafted. Buddhist. Paper Scroll. Nepal

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Prayer wheels are Tibetan Buddhist praying instruments, with the mantra engraved: Om Mani Padme Hum, Avalokitesvara’s mantra. Prayers are also printed on a paper scroll rolled inside the metal cylinder. Very powerful.   Prayer wheels are fixed to the walls of monasteries, grouped around stupas, found in… Continue reading

Antique Reclining Sleeping Buddha. Hand Carved. Wood. Mirror & Gems. 24 K Gilt. Nepal

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    The reclining Buddha represents Shakyamuni. It is said that the Buddha knew death was approaching and asked his disciples to prepare a couch for him in a grove of trees. He lay there, reclining on his right side, facing west, with his head supported by his… Continue reading

Bronze and Copper Hanging Monastery Incense Burner. Censer. Hand Crafted. Master Temple Quality. Rare. Tibet. East Nepal.

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  I located another of these rare burners / censers!   I like this hefty hanging incense burners because of the composition and stunning detail. Plus, this one was acquired from the same monastery as the other one by my trusted regional agent. Fine workmanship around the lid,… Continue reading

Old Tibetan Monastery Thangka Tangka. Shechen. Nepal / Tibet

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Vairocana, the celestial sun Buddha. It is the oldest Dhyani (mediation) Buddha. Face and most trim designs are in 24k gold paint. The embroidery work is vibrant. The painting is rich and in very good condition. From the mid-1900s.   The artisan who designed and… Continue reading

Very Sacred & Old Tibetan Human Bone Mala – Kapala – Necklace, Tibet

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Detail: There is no question in my mind that these very spiritual human bone beads – carefully hand cut – are authentic and quite old. People donate their own remains to nearby temples and the bones are converted into beads that form a very, very powerful spiritual mala.… Continue reading

Large Silk Door Hanging with Dragons, Kathmandu Nepal

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Detail: This is a hand embroidered piece with a red silk brocade background. Two dragons face each other. A Tibetan custom, wall hangings like this are used to welcome visitors at the entrances to monasteries, home and business offices. Dragons also ward off evil. Loops… Continue reading

Unique and Stylish Copper, Brass and White Metal Bracelet, Kathmandu Nepal

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Detail: This is really a nice cuff or bracelet made of intertwined wires of copper, brass and white metal. Bracelet is about 7.5” length and can be easily adjusted for a tighter or looser fit. This is a new piece and made by craftsmen in the late… Continue reading
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