Phurbu – the Magic Dagger

Today's object is the Phurbu, or Phurpa, or Kila in Sanskrit, which we think was acquired in Kathmandu in the 1980s, and is a Buddhist dagger used in tantric and / or shamanic practices. It has small amounts of wax left in a couple of nooks and crannies which supports the supposition that it is … Continue reading Phurbu – the Magic Dagger