Kartika

Size:

16 x 17cm

Region:

Central Tibet

Type:

kartika

Age/Period:

20th century or earlier

Material:

Brass, Iron

Condition:

Very good

Description:

A Kartika is a small symbolic knife or scraper, used in ceremonies of the Vajrayana Buddhism

It symbolizes the chopping up of all material and wordly bonds.

It is crownded with a vajra, which is said to destroy ignorance and leads to Enlightenment.

The blade is hold in the mouth of a makara

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