Monday, April 12, 2010

Above: Pagor Headress

Old turquoise and silver pendant beads or hair ornaments. This type of pendant is probably meant to represent the Indian chank shell or conch. The conch is one of the eight auspicious symbols in Buddhism. It is worn in Southern Tibet in a headress called a Pagor.  Largest pendant measures 68 mm x 40 mm.

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