Tibetan 8 auspicious symbol bracelet, made of 5 delicately carved yak bone slips.
The center larger fish shaped slip carved with Sankha (the
white conch shell symbolizes the blessedness of turning to the right and proclaiming
the glory of the saints by its humming sound),
for the size roughly 34 * 28 mm (length * width). The two side slips adorned with
Tibetan 8 Auspicious symbols: the "Eternal Knot"
and "Two Fish" respectively (exact
as pictured!), and there are two smallest yak bone slips at the most
outside, carved with auspicious symbol as well. To make a symbol, the craftsman
first cut the yak bone into small blocks and then sand them down by hand; then
the yak bone is dyed a dark brown using tea; the last step is to hand carve the
symbol onto it. Making such a yak bone slip requires a long and tedious process.
BTW, the bracelet can be fastened by using
a slide bead, very easy to adjust!
eight Auspicious Symbols
represent the core of the Tibetan religion - Compassion is what makes our lives
meaningful. It is the source of all lasting Happiness and Joy, and it is the foundation
of a Good Heart, the heart of one who acts out of a desire to help others. The
Eight Auspicious Signs are:
- the banner signifies the victory of Buddhism
- the vase represents the treasury of all spiritual wealth
- the lotus flower implies purity
- the white conch shell symbolizes the blessedness of turning to the right and
proclaiming the glory of the saints by its humming sound
- the endless knot denote the endless cycle of rebirth
Fish - epitomize being rescued from the ocean of the misery of earthly existence
of Dharma - embodies the teaching of Buddha's doctrine
Parasol - indicates protection from evil desires
wearing such bracelet, it is believed that it will protect you from all evil spirits
and bring peace and harmony to your life. Definitely an exquisite and valuable
Handicraft! It won't last long, why wait?
hand made nature of the product will produce minor differences in design, color
and sizing. Subtle variations will occur from piece to piece, adding to its unique