These Buddha Eye "Dzi Beads" are made in Tibet by etching agate. The technique dates back to 3000BC. These beads are thought to have positive spiritual benefits and are worn as amulets. In Tibetan and and Himalayan cultures, Dzi beads are believed to be stones fallen from the heavens, and they are thought to bring good fortune, ward off evil, and protect the wearer from harm. These beads have different patterns that hold different representations.
This Dzi bead is made of dark brownish red agate with an ivory white decorative symbolic pattern. The white decorative symbolic pattern on this bead resembles circular eyes, stripes, waves and zigzags. The surface is smooth and waxy, presumably from wear over a long period of time.
The patterns on this bead are associated with divine protection, fearlessness, and authority. It is also known to be a wish-fulfilling bead.
This listing is for 1 pendant, the exact bead you see here. 116.5mm tall x 38.5mm wide at its widest point. This bead has a 2mm hole.
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