Set of 14 hand carved Phurba
This set is most likely made of Kapala bone (but could even be yak bone) each about 2.5 inches long, in the shape of a phurba.
Each piece is intricately carved with Buddhist motifs.
Probably used strung together to form a necklace.
Such pieces probably had great significance in Tantric Buddhism that is practiced in the Himalayan belt.
Estimated to be from the 1800s
Collected from Sikkim
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.