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Antique Tibetan Phurbas


A phurba or phurpa is an essential ritual tool or ceremonial dagger used by a Tibetan or Nepalese shaman to direct positive energy and battle negative forces.  Shaman carve and empower their own wooden phurbas after a period of meditation, and then continue to carry and use them throughout their lifetime.  Old phurbas frequently have bindings of thread or fragments of talismanic cloth attached, and many show battle scars and signs of wear and tear.  Wooden phurbas are favoured for healing and energetic work.


Virtually all the phurbas on the market today are reproductions.  Genuine old phurbas are few and far between and are highly prized by collectors.  All our phurbas are genuine antiques that were personally collected in Nepal in the 1980s and 90s.  They were chosen for their aesthetic quality and intrinsic interest, as well as their authenticity and cultural significance.  We have attempted to describe them accurately to the best of our ability, and they are presented here exactly as found...unrestored and unpolished!   We felt it important not to tamper with such precious, powerful, and magical ritual tools unnecessarily!


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A Large Majestic Tibetan Ritual Phurba of the Finest Quality – Brass & Iron

Tibetan Ritual Phurba – approx. 14 ¾ x 1 ½ inches (37.5 x 4 cm)

Weight 1 lb 4 ¼ oz  (578 grams)

Rare Carved Antique Shaman Crown Phurba – Superb Elephant Makara

Rare Carved Rosewood Shaman Phurba

Length 8 ¼ inches (21 cm)

Rare & Intrically Carved Antique Shaman Phurba

Rare Carved Rosewood Shaman Phurba

Length 10 ¾ inches (27.5 cm)

Rare Antique Shaman Eye Phurba

Rare Antique Shaman Eye Phurba

Length 11 ½ inches (32 cm)

Unique Carved Stone Shaman Phurba

Rare Carved Stone Shaman Phurba

Length 8 inches (20 cm). Weight 11 oz (312 grams)

Rare 19th Century Shaman Phurba With Animal Motifs

Rare Antique Shaman Phurba – Length12 inches (30.5 cm)

Rare Large Antique Nepali Shaman Phurba

Large Antique Crown Phurba – Length15 inches (38 cm)

Rare & Unique Pair of Antique Himalayan Male & Female Shamanic Phurbas

Antique Himalayan Carved Wood Male & Female Shamanic Phurba

Male 25.5 cm (10 ¼ inches) & Female 23.5 cm (9 ¼ inches)

A Large 19-inch Himalayan Shaman Phurba

Himalayan Shaman Phurba 19 inches (29 cm)

Rare Antique Himalayan Tiger Phurba 9 ¼ inches (23.5 cm)

Rare Antique Himalayan Tiger Phurba 5¾ inches (23.5 cm)

Rare Pair of Antique Shaman Phurbas

Carved Wood Set of 2 Antique Shaman Phurbas

13 x 2¼ inches (33.5 x 6 cm) and 12½ x 1½  inches (32 x 4 cm)

Shamanic Ceremonial Horseman Phurba

Carved Wood Ceremonial Horseman Phurba

Length 14 x Width 3 ¼ x Depth 1 ¼ inches

(L35.5 x W8 x D3 cm)