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ANCESTORS AND DONORS
A look at tribal arts and cultures in old Asia
Guru phurba (ritual dagger)
Christian Lequindre Collection
This guru phurba, or shamanic stake serves as an axis where the three worlds can converge; it is crowned by the ban-jhakri (spirit guide) who has chosen the owner a selemi (shaman) who specializes in the most difficult exorcisms always working alone.