A ritual vase is known as “Bhumpa” in Tibet. They are used to hold consecrated water that is then used to purify person, place of object. Common practice includes purification of new disciples, houses, holy places and public buildings. The Tibetan Bhumpa set includes two vases because one of them is the “working vase” and the other is “principle vase”. As a result, the working vase is used during the purification ritual to dispense the water and the principle Bhumpa stays on the altar for ceremonial purposes. Our Tibetan Bhumpa sets are crafted in Patan, Nepal by world class artisans who have been practicing their trade for many generations. Therefore, you can rest assured that you have purchased a world class item.