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Old and handmade oval filigree Tibetan Ghau (Tibetan prayer box). This vintage pendant is adorned with Turquoise, red Coral and Lapis Lazuli. The metal is Tibetan silver (white metal alloy). This beautiful Vintage Pendant Tibetan Silver Ghau measurements are: 40 mm x 45 mm. The thickness is 18 mm.
Unique Tibetan jewelry comes from the mysterious and relatively little known culture and country of Tibet. Tibet is located on the main part of Qinghai-Tibet plateau, in the South-West part of China. In the South Tibet borders with India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan and Burma, and it’s bounded by Kashmir in the West. The country stretches through the Tibetan and Himalayan mountain range. The capital city of Tibet is Lhasa (meaning “Holy-Land”) it is the heart and soul of Tibet for more than 1,300 years. The city of Lhasa rose to prominence as an important center of administrative power in the 7th century AD. Tibet’s ancient civilization and ecosystem – as well as the welfare of its people – are threatened by the on-going occupation of the People’s Republic of China. (Just in case Tibet doesn’t sound familiar to you: Tibet is the home of Dalai Lama, the Holy Man of Tibetan Buddhism. If the title Dalai Lama doesn’t ring a bell either, among his many celebrity followers and supporters of independence for Tibet is …. Richard Gere.) A basic understanding of Buddhism is essential to understanding Tibet. Buddhism is one of the world’s most tolerant and peaceful religions (actually, schools of thought would be a more appropriate definition) and it permeates most aspects of Tibetan culture.