Friday, October 20, 2006



Tibetan Woman from Southern Tibet wearing a stunning headdress adorned with freshwater pearls and coral. (Early 1920's) 

Very sacred Stupa (Tibetan: Chorten) that contains precious relics of Kagyu lineage masters. On the outside we can see huge amber, turquoise, coral and dZi which shows just how much these beads are prized. This photo was taken in the early 1970's and the Stupa is housed in Rumtek Monastery, India.


Antique turquoise earrings and a stunning Tibetan Gau, strung with dZi, coral and pearl. 

Thursday, October 19, 2006



Natural Red Coral Mala 


Natural Red Coral Mala. 


Ancient Two Eyed dZi 


Ancient Two Eyed dZi. 3.45 cm x 1.2 cm 


Ancient Two Eyed dZi. 3.45 cm x 1.2 cm 


Ancient Chung dZi with Four Stripes 


Ancient Decorated Carnelian Bead. Sourced in the Himlayan Kingdom of Nepal. 


Ancient Decorated Carnelian Bead. 19.03 mm x 13.50 mm 


Ancient Decorated Carnelian Bead. 16.19 mm x 13.05 

Wednesday, October 18, 2006



Ancient Bow Shaped Chung dZi 


Ancient Bow Shaped Chung dZi 


Ancient Bow Shaped Chung dZi 


Ancient Bow Shaped Chung dZi (3.6 cm x 1.1 cm)


Antique Tibetan turquoise bead. 


Ancient agate bead with triangular eye. Sourced in Northern India. 

Old Stone bead (possibly ancient) sourced in Northern India. 


Old round stone bead sourced in Himachal Pradesh (Northern India). Similar in appearance to the ancient agate Bhaisajyaguru beads. 15.62 mm x 16.74 mm 


Ancient carnelian beads sourced in Himachal Pradesh (Northern India) from a Tibetan trader. 


Ancient black and white Bicone agate bead. 


Beautiful translucent ancient agate bead. Sourced in Himachal Pradesh (Northern India). 


Ancient green stone bead sourced from a Tibetan trader in Himachal Pradesh. 


Ancient green stone bead sourced in Himachal Pradesh from a Tibetan trader. 


Ancient Agate bead sourced in Himachal Pradesh (Northern India). 


Ancient Carnelian Bead sourced in Northern India from a Tibetan trader. 


Ancient carnelian bead sourced in Northern India. 


Pair of single stripe ancient agate beads 


Ancient Carnelian bead sourced in Northern India. 


Ancient single stripe agate bead. 


Beautiful Burmese carnelian beads (probably created in India) believed to be around 200 years old. 


Huge Conch (Chank) bead. 55.09 mm x 30.16mm 

Tuesday, October 17, 2006



Tibetan nomads 


A fine quality newly created Six eyed dZi. There are very few 'new' beads of this quality available to collectors. The Taiwanese workshop that created this bead no longer exists, so they command high prices (hundreds of dollars) in and outside of Taiwan. 


A very fine quality NEW dZi. 


This is a fine quality new agate eye bead flanked with ancient Bhaisajyaguru beads. 


dZi display in the Men Tsee Khang Medicine Museum in Dharamsala, India. 

Thogchag on display in the Men Tsee Khang Medicine Museum in Dharamsala, India.


Coral display in the Men Tsee Khang Medicine Museum in Dharamsala, India. 


Amber display in the Men Tsee Khang Medicine Museum in Dharamsala, India. 


Lapis Lazuli display in the Men Tsee Khang Medicine Museum in Dharamsala, India. 


Turquoise display in the Men Tsee Khang Medicine Museum in Dharamsala, India. 


Antique turquoise flanked with Bhaisajyaguru, pumtek and coral. 


Old agate pendant from India. 

Statue of Guru Rinpoche in Tso Pema (India) adorned with various 'new' dZi beads.


A stunning ancient Chung dZi.
 


Ancient Tasso dZi 


Beautiful Ancient Bow shaped Chung dZi 


More beautiful ancient agates and dZi