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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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Rare Journeying 2-Horsemen Antique Jhakri/Shaman Phurba

Antique Shaman Phurba (Ritual Dagger) Nepal

Length: 27 x W11.5 x D9.5 cm (10 ½ x 4 ½ x 3 ¾ inches), Carved Wood

Unique Large Carved Antique Shaman Bird Totem Phurba

Antique Shaman Bird Phurba (Ritual Dagger) 

Length: 35 x 21 cm (13 ¾ x 8 ¼ inches)

Good Quality Contemporary Bhutanese Carved Wood Phurba

Contemporary Carved Wood Phurba

Length 32cm (12 ¼ inches), Weight 140 grams

Good Quality Contemporary Cast Bronze Shaman Phurba

Contemporary Cast Bronze Shaman Phurba 

Length 21 cm (8 ¼ inches), Weight 394 grams


Tiny Carved Bone Shaman Phurba From Bhutan

Tiny Carved Bone Shaman Phurba (Ritual Dagger) 

Length: 14.5 cm (5 ¾ inches)

Rare Antique Double-Sided Guru Jhakri/Shaman Phurba from Nepal

Antique Shaman Phurba (Ritual Dagger) 

Length: 27cm (10 ½ inches), Carved Wood

Rare Antique Jhakri/Shaman Horseman Phurba from Nepal

Antique Shaman Horseman Phurba (Ritual Dagger) 

Length: 28cm (11 inches), Carved Wood

Rare Antique Carved Wood Elephant Phurba or Shaman’s Ritual Dagger

Antique Elephant Phurba or Shaman’s Ritual Dagger 

Size: 22.5 x 9.5 cm (9.5 x 3 ¾ inches)

Fabulous Rare Pair of Antique Tibetan Shaman Phurba – Carved Deer Horn

Unique Set of 2 Antique Tibetan Shaman Phurba in Deer Horn

Weight: 135 & 76 grams.  Length: 28.5 cm & 19.5 cm

£1,875.00 £1,000.00
Unique Set of 2 Antique Shaman Phurba in Copper

Unique Set of 2 Antique Shaman Copper Phurba

Weight: 845 & 576 grams.  Size: 20 x 5.5 cm & 19 x 4.5 cm

Rare Antique Shaman Eye Phurba

Rare Antique Shaman Eye Phurba

Length 11 ½ inches (32 cm)

Rare 19th Century Shaman Phurba With Animal Motifs

Rare Antique Shaman Phurba – Length12 inches (30.5 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)