This antique kapala originally came form the Chin peoples of Burma, who migrated to Burma in approximately the late ninth century. The earliest evidence of shamanistic bon po rituals in that area also date to that period. The outside of the skullcap has been carved with magical symbols and a tantric square, and a bas relief bird has been added as well. Because they are cut from the crown of the skull, this type of kapala is typically 4 to 4 1/2″ in size.
Pictures of other Bonpo kapalas are available upon request
Sourced from Burma