A rare piece of Tibetan history - extraordinarily crafted from ancient ivory. Used to confer blessings, approvals and authority by Tibetan Buddhist high officials. The handle carries the symbol of the ‘Wheel of Law’ - the Dharma teachings as they spin through time. It has a powerful presence. Size; ..
Rahula (Tibetan: kyab jug): worldly protector of the Dharma teachings (one of the eight highest protector deities). Despite his wrathful appearance, he is a Bodhisattva, an embodiment of compassion who acts for the benefit of sentient beings. His function is to avert the inner and outer obstacles th..
Old Melong are becoming rather rare. It is a Tibetan term that means "mirror" or "looking glass". The melong is a symbol of divine protection and enlightened understanding (bodhicitta). Collected while in Tibet recently - the older examples are becoming more difficult to find. only one available..