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     Ghurra. Extremely rare churning-rod holder. It has a crusty patina and is approx. early 20th century. These objects are used for churning milk in butter. They hold the churning-rod on its place during the churning proces. Besides being a household utensil, these objects remind the user on the Hindu creation-myth, in which the gods were churning the primal ocean. ‘Man’ was created. They can have many forms. Some are clearly abstract anthropomorphic, others are phalic. Some of them are figurative and show a scene from daily live. Sometimes they relate to ancestor worship or shamanic rituals. The ghurra is the axis of the Nepali primal art.