Phurbu

   A nail used by Tibetan lamas and sorcerers to drive off or impale demons. It is triangular and wedge shaped, 20 to 25 centimeters (8 to 10 inches) long and usually made of wood. On occasion, it is made of cardboard with mystical sentences written on it. Also called P'ur-bu.

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