Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Map of the Himalayan regions.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ancient banded agate with natural eye.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A damaged ancient quadruple Sakor Namkor. Two eyes remain on this portion. It displays wonderful end wear from being strung and worn with other beads.

Tibetan woman (1920s) wearing a mala and a necklace of dZi and coral. We can see that this necklace includes at least two damaged dZi. One of many early photographs that dispels the myth that dZi are discarded by Tibetans when chipped or broken. Damaged dZi continue to be worn and valued despite breakages, however, broken beads are generally considered to be less potent than complete beads.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Huge antique coral bead with a diameter of 30.11 mm.
The ancient banded agate bead on the left has a diameter of 11 mm.

Ancient tabular eye beads. diameter 9 mm depth 7 mm

Ancient round longevity dZi (look like soccer balls) and very small ancient Bhaisajyaguru. Longevity dZi approx 9 mm Bhaisajyaguru approx 5 mm

Ancient carnelian beads (sourced in Nepal).

Ancient carnelian beads (Sourced in Nepal).

Bone skull beads (Nepal). 18.21 mm x 13.88 mm

Friday, August 15, 2008

A necklace of new Taiwanese dZi strung with antique turquoise and coral. 
(All beads sourced in Nepal over a 10 year period).

Front and back view of antique turquoise cabachon with copper alloy back. Created with a perforation to allow it to be strung as a bead. approx 25.18 mm x 22.64 mm (sourced in Nepal).

New Chinese or Taiwanese Three Eyed dZi.  
approx 38.02 mm x 12.84 mm (Sourced in Nepal)

New Chinese or Taiwanese Tasso dZi. 19.30 mm x 11.51 mm (Sourced in Nepal).

New Chinese or Taiwanese two eyed dZi. approx 15.50 mm 10.00 mm (sourced in Nepal)

New Chinese or Taiwanese Sakor Namkor with dots. 38.10 mm x 12.46 mm

New Chinese or Taiwanese Two eyed dZi (sourced in Nepal). 38.04 mm x 12.60 mm

New Taiwanese triple Lotus Vase dZi flanked with 
ancient Bhaisajyaguru. approx 27.91 mm x 18.20 mm

Ancient Bhaisajyaguru bead (sourced in Nepal). approx 20 mm diameter

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Oval dZi with eyes and Tiger dZi can be seen on this necklace (1920s).

Antique Pema Raka and turquoise beads.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Tibetan trader with a necklace of dZi and coral (1920s)

Friday, August 08, 2008

Antique turquoise beads (sourced in Nepal).

Ancient banded jasper bead (Nepal). 33.78 mm x 15.41 mm

Ancient banded jasper. Sourced in Nepal.

  Fine quality new dZi with diamond eyes. 43.30 mm x 14.08 mm

Fine quality new dZi and ancient Bhaisajyaguru beads.

New Taiwanese Three Eyed dZi. Sourced in Nepal. 61.07 mm x 14.13 mm

New Taiwanese dZi with 12 eyes. 62.69 mm x 13.68 mm