Bonpo Processional Staff

Tamang People, Nepal

Gall With Branch

Late 19th/early 20th Century

17.5"h x 4"w
 
Price On Request
 

Bonpo staffs are created from natural forms with unusual characteristics and are believed to possess magical ancestral power. This example has a commanding intensity with its third eye, shiny bulbous nose, stern yet benign mouth, high eyebrows and wide open eyes.  Put together, these traits result in an authoritative object exuding power.  Staffs of this quality are rare and unusual.