Himalayan Art Resources

Ritual Object: Kila Examples (Large Design)

Kila 'Purba' Examples

There are examples of very large pegs that can be as tall as several feet in height. These objects might have been created as mandala pieces or simply as decorative objects for temples and shrine rooms. The majority of over-sized pegs are of Chinese construction and used as decoration in Tantric shrines and protector deity temples.

Jeff Watt 8-2021

(The images below are only a selection of examples from the links above).