Nepal ghurra. PAH21174
A ‘ghurra’ keeps the churning-rod on its place during the churning of the milk. The Hindu and Buddhist Nepali beliefs in the myth that ‘man & woman’ were created after the Gods churned the primal ocean. So what Darwin said 150 years ago; that all life came from the ocean, the Nepalis know this since thousands of years. The ghurra depicts often scenes from daily life or can have beautiful abstract messages. Sometimes they are anthropomorphic, or phallic. Very often they obtaine beautiful wear and patine, because of their intensive use. The huge variety and affordability of these objects, makes them an interesting collecting subject. This ghurra shows countryside scenes with animals. Almost like an ‘Ark of Noah’. Early 20th century. Collected in Kathmandu, Nepal.