An authentic Tibetan butter lamp would make a nice addition to your Buddhist altar. These same Tibetan butter lamps have a ubiquitous presence in the Tibetan monasteries. Indeed, our craftsman in Nepal are the same artisans who have crafted all the Tibetan ritual items for many centuries. Therefore, you have a unique opportunity to procure a world class silver plated Tibetan butter lamp. Traditionally. the lamp was filled clarified yak butter. However, more recently substitutes such as vegetable oil and vanaspati ghee have been used. The symbolic nature of the lamp is to illuminate ignorance (darkness) with wisdom (light).