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The word Kangling literally translates to "leg" (kang) "flute" (ling). It is the Tibetan name for a trumpet used for various chöd rituals, and is made from a human femur. The femur is typically acquired from a criminal, a person who died a violent death, or a respected teacher. The Kangling is played as a gesture of fearlessness, to summon hungry spirits and demons in order for them to satisfy their hunger and relieve their suffering.

 

This antique Kangling features a beautiful leather covering on both ends, and has a light cloth attached to the top of the front end. The type of leather used is unknown. This piece is in excellent condition, and looks absolutely stunning. It is a fascinating example of master craftsmanship, and is quite impressive.

 

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Tibetan Kangling - Human Femur Flute

SKU: TK113
$1,395.00Price
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