A superfine ritual iron phurba based on a traditional Tibetan design. Each piece is crafted for us by a Tibetan family who have been making ritual phurbas for more than 50 years. Iron is notoriously difficult to carve and these pieces have been worked entirely by hand.
The three sided blade is held in the mouth of the mythical sea dragon known as Chu-Srin in Tibetan or Makara in sanskrit. The blade represents the power to transform the negative energies known as the three root poisons into perfect wisdom. The eight sided faceted handle is flanked by cornerless cubes or endless knots.
These phurbas are not available elsewhere and we will only be commissioning a handful of these pieces. They are truly unique works of ritual art.
Hand crafted in Deradhun, India.
Phurba approx 10 inches x 1.3 inches
Tip: If you notice rust appearing on any iron ritual item, simply use a toothbrush (used for this purpose only) to gently apply olive oil to the affected areas and then remove any residue with a soft cloth. For more stubborn areas you can use wire wool.