Tibetan human skull drum known as a dhamaru. The use of human body parts, in Tibet, represent the “impermanence and transitory nature of our existence”. A rare and seldom encountered antique Buddhist relic.
It is made from two human skull caps. The drum heads may be from human skin. It is banded in silver with turquoise chips inlaid. A very special piece, perhaps the best we have ever had.
Drum heads are 6 1/2″ x 5″. 4 1/2″ from drum head to drum head.