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Human skull used in the ritual

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Resource #: 68387 (URL for reference)

  • Skull (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Terma Dance, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Khar

Keywords: altar, Khar, Skull


by Ngawang Loday

Human skull is used for ritual to contain alcohol known as 'Dhi-Tse'. The skull is old and it is yelow and black. There is some butter decoration mad on the skull.

Associated Resources

This resource was provided by Shejun (Documentation of Bhutan's Oral Cultures sponsored by Arcadia). The copyright holder is Shejun (only private uses permitted).

Resource type: Image

Photographer: Ngawang Loday

Photograph Date: 16/Oct/2014

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