Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Four Striped Chung with shavings or digs around the holes. This is an indication that this bead may have been used for medicinal purposes. Small shavings from the bead are ground down and mixed with other medicinal substances to produce pills (Tibetan: Rilbu). It is believed that if you offer small shavings for use in medicine then it will increase the power of your bead (not the value).

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