Dharmapala Thangka CentreTibetan Antiques

Tibetan Hair Bead [1]

Tibetan: »te-jo«

This jewellery is still traditionally worn by Tibetan women today by threading a strand of hair through the holes in the jewellery and tying a knot at the bottom. Sometimes the jewellery is also sewn onto peraks.

This Tibetan Turquoise Hair Bead is made of White Metal or Silver and ornamented with a large turquoise stone at the center. There are four smaller turquoises and two small coral beads on the sides..

It resembles the shape of a conch. The conch is a symbol of knowledge in traditional Buddhism.

The age is difficult to determine, probably the pendant was created in the 20th century.

Measurements: 2 x 1" | 5.1 x 2.5 1.7 cm
Price: 104 $ | 96 €
Material: white metal, coral, turquise
High resolution: Display [0.9 MB, 1160 x 1211 px.]
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