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Traditional craft passed down the centuries. A sacred keepsake for your spiritual journey. Native crafts help support Nepalese & Tibetan refugees. Reiki Tummo energy blessing added for health & happiness. Dzi stones may have made their first appearance in 1000 BC, in ancient Tibet: a few thousand were brought back by Tibetan soldiers from Persia. Dzis were crafted using agate as the base stone or carved bone & then fabricated with lines & circles using unique ancient methods & techniques by Persian craftsmen. Fear of the evil eye& was taken very seriously by these people, so they created talismans with & eyes& on them as a & fight fire with fire& form of protection. Shepherds & farmers pick them up in the grasslands or while cultivating fields. Because dzi are found in the earth, Tibetans cannot conceive of them as man-made. One reason the beads may be found near the surface in places such as freshly tilled fields, for example, may be because ancient monks were burned in funeral pyres (wearing the beads) & long after the remains were gone, the beads therefore remained, & were found at later dates. In Tibetan culture they are believed to attract protector deities. The deities to a man from old Tibet could do anything to keep him safe from harm. His Holiness the Dalai Lama blessed grains of wheat & this was distributed to Tibetan soldiers during the occupation war. The Tibetan men who carried this precious blessing knew that they would have protection from bullets, artillery shells & all manner of distruction. This is true as well for the deity amulets that Tibetans wore crossing mountain passes while fleeing the invaders of their country. One would naturally be quite sure of being protected from falling hundreds of feet off of an icy mountain no matter how steep the climb. Long life pills & dzi medicine beads were carried as the only form of first aid & medical treatment, along with herbs. Each is handcrafted & unique with slight variation in shaping, size & glazing.