The Tibetan kangling
, or trumpet, has a very unique sound which has the power to balance negative energy and awaken all demons, ghosts, vampires, destructive forces, and negative thoughts. Historically, the most precious trumpets were crafted from a human thigh bone and used in ancient Chod rituals. The trumpet is still widely used in Tibetan ceremonies, prayer and rituals, and continues to play a central role in the Chod practice. The kangling trumpet offered here is in the design of the human thigh bone trumpets of ancient times, but it is crafted completely of wood and copper.