Tibetan Long Horn (DungChen)
Tibetan Long Horn (DungChen)

Tibetan Long Horn (DungChen)

$80.00

Measures 31" and is collapsible. Accented in Etched brass with carnelian and turquoise stones. Small dents and wear from actual use by monks in Nepal.

The Tibetan horn (dungchen; Tibetan: དུང་ཆེན།, Wylie: dung chen, ZYPY: tungqên; mongol : Hiidiin buree ; Chinese: 筒欽; pinyin: tǒng qīn) is a long trumpet or horn used in Tibetan Buddhist and Mongolian buddhist ceremonies. It is the most widely used instrument in Tibetan Buddhist culture. It is often played in pairs or multiples, and the sound is compared to the singing of elephants. Tsultrim Allione described the sound:

It is a long, deep, whirring, haunting wail that takes you out somewhere beyond the highest Himalaya peaks and at the same time back into your mother's womb

Nepal