Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Pema Raka (centre) with silver caps, flanked with antique amber.

Ancient Pumtek/Pyu Beads (Burma). Pumtek are considered to be amongst the oldest heirloom beads in Southeast Asia. Relatively little attention has been given to them outside of Burma. And very few of these beads make it into the marketplace. The Chin believe it will end their family line if they part with them (Peter Francis Jr).

Very old Pumtek flanked with jade.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Happy Death Mask, Nepal

Happy Death Mask, Nepal, originally uploaded by Wonderlane.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Perfect pair of ancient Tasso dZi.

Small ancient eyed dZi.