Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Tibetan Zanpars

"Old Wooden Zanpar Dough Molds also called 'Tsampar' or 'Tsänpa'

Wooden dough molds were used in Tibetan popular rituals to make dough effigies called zan par ["dough print"]. The molds would be carried from a monastery by a trained monk to the home of anyone who wished cure sickness or to deal with various misfortunes.

"Tsampa" [barley meal and yak butter doug] was pressed into the appropriate images of the zanpar stick to produce ritual sacrificial offering for good fortune and protection from malevolent spirits that create disorder and diseases.

Die molds shows humans, mammals, birds, insekts, mystical beeings, weapons or symbols.

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