Old nine-eye dZi bead from my private collection It is from Leo-dZi series (leopard series). It has a relief surface called “snow leopard skin”. This is unusual Tibetan amulet.
This is Tibetan amulet with natural pattern. This old dZi bead is from my collection, it has natural eyes, it is from slate-eyes series. Whom does this amulet resemble? What do you think? Is this a snake’s head or a dragon’s head? Write down your opinion in comments.
Celestial iron, black axe stone and the stone – metal types of “meteorite” amulets. If you think that the word “meteorite” means the amulet made of meteorite iron (which is got from the meteorite fallen onto the ground), you are mistaken. As there are a lot of types of “celestial” things (in the Tibetans’ opinion), […]
In my last article (here) I told about fossilized coin dZi beads, but I didn’t mention their coral type. So, there is one more unusual type of talismans made of agate sea polyps. What does agate coral fossil look like? The most ancient of them are 450 million years old. They were formed from invertebrate […]
Silver and gold threads as well as semi-precious stones became main peculiarity of unusual dZi beads series of ancient Tang Dynasty. On March 2, 641 Chinese Princess Wencheng came to Tibet as a wife of Tibetan imperator Songtsan Gambo and the era of great Tan Dynasty began, from which the development of Tibetan Buddhism began […]
I told you about dZi beads authenticity in my previous article (read here). Now I will try to answer the frequently asked question about the age of dZi beads that I bring and their history. My dear friends, I have already written that you can hardly find ancient dZi brads on the open market. That […]
I am always asked about the authenticity of dZi beads. I’ll try to tell you a little about it. It depends on what you mean by the words authentic, original. If you think that these are ancient medieval dZi beads – there are almost no such beads in Eastern Asia (except for the museums, collectible […]
From ancient times mysterious Tibetan lands and the Himalayas were famous with their miracles and magic amulets. Not only local population still believes in the power of these amulets, but also many people all over the world. DZi beads (they are also called GZI or ZI) are considered to be one of the most esteemed […]