Kapala

Kapala

350.00

Kapala is a Sanskirt term meaning skull bowl. It is traditionally made from human skull and is often adorned with a very elaborate composition of different metals, jewels and fine carvings. 

They are used in Tibetan monastery rituals as offering bowls on the altar, holding dough cakes or wine as a representation of flesh and blood. Kapalas, seen as a karmic vessel, are used as an offering to wrathful deities such as Durga, Kali or Shiva from Hindu India and Buddhist Tibet among other ceremonies.

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My Kapala mask is made using lost wax technique, mahogany wood with oil varnish.

The prototype created in wax is metal casted and will need a process of polishing and patina treatment.

Each step is made by me with the exception of the cast process and the wood work. The characteristics of the handmade process can carry slighty imperfections but at the same time contribute to the beauty of the product making it one of a kind.

Each piece is make with love and I hope you to enjoy it as much as I do creating it!

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