We have commissioned a small batch of these iron phurbas to be made for us. Each piece is crafted by a Tibetan family who have been making phurbas for more than 50 years. Using the same skills needed to make full size ritual phurbas, each piece is individually hand carved and can take the maker many days to complete. It is extremely difficult to carve phurbas from iron in this size with such fine detail. A wonderful practice support or travel size phurba.
The three sided blade is held in the mouth of the mythical sea creature known as the Makara and represents the power to transform the "three poisons" or kleshas into wisdom. The three wrathful deity heads at the apex represent the three kayas and inwardly represent the three channels of the body.
Length: 5.5cm (approx)
Width: 1.2cm (approx)
Please note that these pieces are individually crafted. This means each phurba will have its own unique character. Slight variations in detail should be expected.
Tip: If you notice rust appearing on any iron ritual item, simply use a toothbrush (used for this purpose only) to gently apply oilive oil to the affected areas and then remove any residue with a soft cloth. For stubborn areas you can use wire wool.