These mini sterling silver ghau style prayer pendants hail from Nepal. I love the small size, and the decorations on these are so authentic. This pendant is worn to carry a special object whether written words or other pieces of juju close to your body. As you can see in the photos one of the sides opens up, where traditionally the wearer would carry an affirmation, prayer, photo, or memory.
The main vessel part measures approximately 1" long.
These pendants have the following on various sides of the pendant: Buddha Eyes, an Om, and a Dorje. Each pendant holds a paper scroll with the mantra, "Om Mani Padme Hum", which means "the jewel in the lotus".
Pendant measure approximately 1" long x 1/4" wide.
Pendant bail is about 2.5mm wide, large enough for a small leather or other type of cord.
I travel to Nepal to hand-select all of my Nepali jewelry making supplies. I work with small-scale, family-run businesses, most of whom have been crafting these pieces for generations. I sit in the tiny little shoebox of a shop and look at their new designs, while sipping tea, and choose my favorites. It's pretty magical. Purchasing these goods help me support them in their handmade, traditional craft.
**A portion of my proceeds will be donated to V-Day, a global activist organization dedicated to ending violence against women and girls.**
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