Himalayan Art Resources

Ritual Object: Kila Examples (Decorative)

Kila Examples

The decorative metal (sometimes similar in design, size, and wood medium) are for presentation on a shrine, an elaborately arranged table in front of a teaching throne, or for three-dimensional mandala creation and use. These pegs are often too heavy and too large to be used for meditation practice and the performance of specific gestures (mudra) while holding the peg in the two hands.

Jeff Watt 8-2021

(The images below are only a selection of examples).