Thursday, February 22, 2007

tibetan singing bowl

Singing bowls (also known as 'Himalayan Bowls') are type of musical instrument classified as a standing bell. Rather than hanging inverted or attached to a handle, standing bells sit with the bottom surface resting. The sides and rim of the bell vibrate to produce sound.

Singing bowls were traditionally used throughout Asia as part of Bon, Buddhist, nagapa and
Antique Himalyan (singing) bowls were made of bronze, an alloy of copper, tin and other metals. Antiques often include silver, gold, zinc, iron and nickel. Antique singing bowls produce multiphonic and polyharmonic overtones which are unique to the antique instruments. The subtle yet complex multiple harmonic frequencies are a special quality of the high quality polymetallic alloy. The art of making singing bowls in the traditional manner is considered a lost art.

Many new singing bowls are made to look antique and are often sold as 'antique' or 'vintage.' Most bowls on the market are new, even if they are advertised as 'old.' New bowls may be plain or decorated

shamanic meditation practice. Today they are used worldwide for meditation, relaxation, healthcare and mystical and religious practice.Singing bowls were historically made in Tibet,Nepal ,Bhutan and some other region. Below are Some Singing Bowls That availabale at Our Gallery

Recommend Some Books And Singing Bowl Music

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

BEFORE BUYING DZI BEADS(ดี ซี ไอ) หินทิเบต

How to Make Purchasing Decision
The authentic pure dzi is not something cheap. The price is based on many factors discussed in previous post and can be ranging from few hundred to thousands, or even millions. The high value of dzi has attracted many imitations enter the market. It is so easy to find various imitation products than the real one. Here are advices you can follow to reduce the risk of getting cheated by dishonest traders.

1. Do not simply purchase dzi bead from wet market, low end trading market, kiosk in the mall, company without addresses or someone you are not familiar with. These people might claims that they are selling authentic dzi bead at attractive prices. You might not able to find them later.
2. Purchase the dzi from establish company, someone you can trust or with good knowledge in this field. It will be ideal to bring along an expert if you plan to spend a lot on dzi bead. Bring along the necessary equipments such as 10x or 30x loupe.
3. Improve your knowledge on dzi bead before making the purchase. There are many books or articles on internet that can help you understand more about dzi bead, Tibetan culture and Buddhism. Equip with such powerful knowledge will reduce the risk of making wrong decision.
4. Balance your budget for the dzi that you want to purchase. If you plan or able to spend just a little on dzi bead, starts with the cheaper one. When you feel that dzi is really good for you or your family, then upgrade to better one.
5. Do not influence by the sales person. You should have a clear state of mind. Do not be influenced by the sales person to make you purchase something out of your budget, imitation product or the dzi that not suitable for you.

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If you are serious about dzi and would like to know more, here are some good books that should not be missed!
1. Bubin, Lois Sherr (1986) The History of Beads
2. Tung-Kuang, Lin (2001) Tibetan Gzi Bead
3. Hung-Shih, Chang (2003) The Bewitching Bijou of Tibet An Illustrative Study of Dzi Bead
4. K.Liu, Robert (1995) A Universal Aesthetic Collectible Beads
5. Nebesky-wajkowitz, R (1952) Prehistoric beads from Tibet

Monday, February 12, 2007




Welcome to Tibet arts blogs ! we have been always trying to give Information about Tibetan and Nepalese arts and Handicrafts through this blog. Here are Some Price Information About Dzi Beads. Actually we don't like to show Price On Blog (Because This Blog I want To keep only for giving Information on Tibetan And Nepalese Arts. We hope all readers get benefit from this blog information on Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhism ) But many Friends have asking for Price of the Dzi Beads.
So in this post, i choose some dzi beads that most of readers wants to know the price, which they have seen pictures in this blog. DZI BEADS With SALE PRICE , ONLY AT OUR STORE. If you have see some stuff in this blog and want to know the price for the item. Please email us or leave a comments in that post. There is a post in this blog where you can Read Meaning of Dzi Beads
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5 eyed pure dzi beads with weathering mark 12500 bhat About US$350. SOLD!!

dragon eye price 5500 bhat and SALE PRICE 4000 bhat.

Very rare bead I personally love this bead but it's SOLD !!! .

9 eyed dzi beads 5000 bhat

Red dzi beads ,VAJRA design 3500 bhat

5 eyed dzi bead 1500bhat

12 Eyed dzi beads 4500 bhat. if you like to see Other 12 eye Dzi beads and Meaning visit หินทิเบต(ดี ซี ไอ) TIBET DZI BEADS 12 eye

stripe dzi beads (phumtek dzi) 4800 bhat

5 eyed dzi beads 1200 bhat

wave dzi beads mini 500 bhat.

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Monday, February 5, 2007

NOTE For collector and worship

Tips to Note for Collector and for Worship

Wearing Dzi Beads can transform one’s intelligence to wisdom; elevate one’s spirit and inner consciousness. It can also increase one’s compassionate heart and bodhicitta. Hence, followers treat Dzi as a sacred item for devout worship. When wearing the Dzi, one should take note of the following:

A:- The Dzi should always be worn on the body, because when it is in contact with our body, the Dzi Bead can sense and blend in with our natural energy field.
B:-If there are many Dzi Beads, they should be placed on the altar for worship and viewing. Constant contact with the Beads can maintain its smoothness and lustre.
C:- When stringing the Dzi Beads together, it is best to put softer beads in between the Dzi Beads to prevent abrasion that might cause cracks.
D:- The Dzi Beads should preferably be placed on the altar when bathing to prevent frequent contact with water as the string might break easily.
E:- When changing and washing clothes, take precaution as the Dzi Beads might break once dropped on the floor.
F:- In the event of committing acts that might be disrespectful to the Dzi, do take off the Dzi Bead temporarily.
G:- When attending any religious ceremony, do remember to request the Rinpoche master to bless the Dzi Bead.
H:- If accidents happened which caused the Dzi Bead to break, do replace it with another suitable piece.
I :- Sincere worshipping of the Dzi Beads will reward one with good fortune and wisdom.

Sunday, February 4, 2007


For thousands of years, Tibetans have viewed Dzi as a living gemstone. It is meant for devout worship and is reverently kept and passed down over generations. The ancient Dzi absorbs cosmic energy from the universe, hence it can guard against misfortune and brings blessings, stabilizes blood pressure, increases the internal 'qi', gives good fortune and bliss. Till now, Dzi enjoys great popularity around the world, and it is a revered sacred charm for protection, worship, health, as well as a symbol of wealth.

Place of Origin and Legend
Dzi is not only a very rare and precious gemstone, it is also one of the seven treasures in Tibetan Buddhism. The main places of origin are Western Tibet, Eastern Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Ladakh and certain regions in the Himalayas. Dzi has been around for 2000 to 2500 years. According to legend, Dzi is actually a “God’s treasure” which has descended to earth and was discovered by the Tibetans. Hence the Tibetans still regard Dzi as the “heavenly stone”.

Stories on the origin of Dzi varies, one account has it that it flowed from a stream in Ngari; another believed that it was the treasure of the Azha Kingdom, Tibet; yet others thought it was one of the gemstones in the treasury of the Tagzig Kingdom. It is also said to be the celestial essence from Bodhisattva. Some believed it was made by Asura; it is even said to be made from meteorites that plummeted down to earth.
According to another legend, the compassionate Vajravarahi let Dzi descended to earth to stop the spreading of epidemic because it possessed the power to guard against evil. What can be verified is, although modern technology can replicate the appearance of Dzi, it is unable to reproduce the strong magnetic energy that Dzi possess. Neither can it replace the religious belief passed down over the generations. Hence, judging from its unique quality and extensive historical value, Dzi is very valuable.

Dzi Bead is the Tibetans' Most Precious Living Gemstone
The Tibetans regard Dzi bead as the most precious living gemstone and it is the treasure offered to the royal family generations after generations. In Tibet, the ancient pure Dzi beads can be used for mortgage purposes in Banks or the City’s Credit Bureau. Therefore, to the Tibetans, Dzi bead is no different from cash. Because of their small size, they are easy to maintain and carried around, the royalty and the rich will exchange their domesticated animals, land and money for them. It is also not uncommon to see expensive goods being exchanged for Dzi beads.

Dzi bead is an essential ornament in a Tibetan lady’s adulthood and marriage ceremony. The quantity and quality of the Dzi beads can reveal the wealth of the family. Besides that, Dzi Bead is also a precious medical ingredient in many Tibetan medical dictionaries.

Dzi bead is the Tibetan’s most precious amulet. It is believed that devout worship of the Dzi Bead can remove hindrance of karma, receive blessings, prevention against stroke, guard against evil, improves vitality and increase wealth.

Strong Magnetic Energy

3 Color Dzi Stone
Dzi Beads possess nature's cosmic magnetic energy. According to a scientific study, Japanese researchers discovered that Dzi Beads contain 14 elements from Mars.

The hardness of Dzi is 7 to 8.5 on the Moh’s hardness index, slightly below the African diamond, which has an index of 10. Crystal’s magnetic wave is 4 volts whereas Tibetan’s Dzi Bead gives off 13 volts, 3 times more than crystal. The magnetic energy emitted by Dzi Bead is very gentle and is suitable to be placed at any human parts. It is perceived to be able to regulate blood circulation and reduce illnesses.

Benefits for the Wearer
Dzi Bead is an eons-old antique, yet it remains fashionable. Its different pattern is an ideal trendy ornament for the young and is also suitable for all ages. But most importantly, besides wearing it for protection purposes, the magnetic energy from the Dzi can regulate the body’s blood and 'qi' circulation, balance the body’s yin yang and five elements, improves the body’s immunity system and henceforth, achieve overall improvement in one's health. The effects are similar to acupuncture. It can improve the health of those suffering from heart diseases, high blood pressure and diabetes as well as reduce various symptoms like poor blood circulation, blocked nose, sprains, insomnia and aching bones.

Quality and Authenticity
Dzi Bead contains elements of jade and agate, belonging to the nine-eyed cavenous rocks. The colors can generally be categorized into dark and light brown, its patterns are generally milky white lines etched to its inner core. Some Dzi researchers regard the inner color of the Dzi’s string hole as an important criterion for judging the quality of the Dzi. Milky white color is more superior in quality, and thus more precious.

Due to weathering, Dzi Bead's surface appears scaly with cinnabar dots and chippings. As it is passed down and worn by different collectors, and given blessings from monks, it will appear naturally smooth and lustrous from the interior to the exterior. Basically, its authenticity can be determined based on the smoothness, lustre, weathering marks on the surface, chippings, curves and the technique of making the string hole of the bead’s opening as well as from the line designs.

Categories of Dzi Beads and Valuation
The designs of Dzi Bead include: dotted, lines, squarish, circular, triangular, rhombus, polygonal, seed shape, irregular shapes, animal motifs, abstract motifs and symbol combinations. Different designs represent different meanings and function. The Dzi's value is very much dependent on the uniqueness of the lustre and designs.

Valuations of Dzi Beads are determined by age, scarcity, number of the eyes (odd numbered, eight-eyed and twelve-eyed Dzi are more expensive), degree of chippings, cinnabar dots (will grow from inner to the surface with age) and special designs like Buddha’s eye, Heaven-and-Earth Motif, Dorje design, Lotus and Bottle Motif, and unique patterns to determine the price.
For more information on design of dzi beads, read Meanings of Dzi Beads or see Dzi Bead Meaning Cards .

Thursday, February 1, 2007

dzi beads



หิน 3 ตา (3 EYES DZI BEADS)
เหมาะกับทุกคน หิน 3 ตา หินแห่งความสุข ความมั่งมี และอายุวัฒนะ จากเทพเจ้าแห่งทิเบต หิน 3 ตานี้ ทำให้เห็นโอกาส และไขว่คว้าได้ เปรียบเหมือนเทพ ฮก ลก ซิ่ว นำความสิริมงคลแก่ครอบครัว มีเทพเจ้าแห่งโชคลาภ คอยดูแล นำมาซึ่งความร่ำรวย เป็นดาวมงคลส่องแสงมา ให้ปราศจากอุปสรรคช่วยขจัดอุปสรรคทั้งหลายให้หมดสิ้นไปเป็นที่นับหน้าถือตามียศถาบรรดาศักดิ์ นำพาซึ่งสุชภาพอายุมั่นขวัญยืน ขจัดอุปสรรค ให้หมดสิ้นไปถือได้ว่าครอบครองเจริญ รุ่งเรือง มั่งมีศรีสุข มีสมบัติมากมาย ทำให้สุขภาพแข็งแรง มีความสำเร็จสมปรารถนาในทุกๆประการ
เหมาะกับผู้ที่เกิดปีเถาะ, มะโรง และมะเส็ง 3-Eyed Tiger Tooth Dzi Bead: this means good luck, long life and successful business. Read both 3-eyed Dzi and Tiger Tooth Dzi beads.
3-Eyed Dzi Bead: Symbolizes rolling in heavy wealth. The 3-Eyed bead is said to be the manifest of the expression of the Hindu wealth god, the Kubera. He originates from the Himalayas, but is worshiped by other Buddhists as well from around the world. Look, two eyes represent his eyes and the other one is his mouth. Having performed austerities for a thousand years, in regard for which Brahma asked him to safeguard and distribute evenly the treasures of the earth by karmic rewards. Enable One to Connect to All 3 Key Components i.e. Body, Mind & Heart. Achieve Good Health, Success & Wealth. Among the Dzi bead culture, the 3-Eyed Dzi bead is regarded as the unofficial “wealth” bead. This Dzi bead is believed to still possess the power to make conditions favorable, for which you could make the most of to enjoy general fortune, not only in terms of wealth. It is believed that the 3 eye bead will bring happiness wealth and prosperity to its owner. The 3 eye Dzi bead is a symbol of the God of Wealth in Tibet. It will enhance its owner ability to accumulate wealth by crystallizing money-making opportunities for him. The three eyed Dzi bead represents the three stars of luck, happiness, honor, and longevity. It is the bead of wealth and health to bring continuous fortune.

หินดอกบัว (LOTUS DZI BEAD)
เป็นหินแห่งความสงบ ทำให้ใจเย็น ชำระล้างสิ่งไม่ดีในร่างกาย และจิตใจ ทำให้ชีวิตอยู่เย็นเป็นสุข ทำให้ผู้ครอบครองมีจิตใจที่บริสุทธิ์ โอบอ้อมอารี มีชีวิตที่เป็นอิสระ มีแล้วอยู่เย็นเป็นสุข มีความพึงพอใจ สมปรารถนา มีความรักใครปองดองในครอบครัว ให้มีความสุขและเป็นที่รักของคนรอบข้าง
เหมาะกับปี ชวด ฉลู ขาล
Lotus Flower Dzi Bead: The lotus flower is a water flower, which grows from some of the filthiest conditions. Conditions that would kill other lilies and flowers allow the lotus flower to bring forth beautiful blooms. The message of the lotus flower is to remind us that beauty can grow and thrive even in the filthiest of conditions. Beauty can be found any where. The lotus flower helps to generate for its owner pure mood and peaceful life. This bead is popular for its protection for you from all filth, negative forces & the evils & gives you peace. In short, Lotus Dzi purifies mental status, enlightens one's understanding towards Buddhism, help ensures the safety and health of human body. The lotus symbolizes the flower of Buddhism. In Buddhism, the lotus can symbolize many things, including spiritual unfoldment, purity, which is the true nature of beings realized through enlightenment, and compassion, which is also known as the purified form of passion. The water lotus Dzi bead is said to purify our mental state, heighten our Buddhist nature and sustain our good health. A Lotus Dzi Bead possesses the power to purify the mind & heart in which will lead to a calm & clear mind. Recommended Dzi bead for decision makers & those in seek for higher attainment of mindfulness and it brings the good fortune and wisdom to the carrier. Also read description of Lotus Dzi bead.

หินผู้สูงศักดิ์ (BIG MAN FORM)
เหมาะกับทุกคน เป็นหินแห่งพลังขจัดผู้ที่ไม่ประสงค์ดีต่อผู้สวมใส่ จะมีผู้ใหญ่คอยค้ำจุนอุปถัมภ์ ทำให้สามารถช่วยเรื่องหน้าที่การงาน และชีวิตประจำวันได้เป็นอย่างดี เชื่อว่าจะมีผู้ใหญ่คอยอุปถัมภ์ค้ำจุน และช่วยขจัดภัยพิบัติ ให้สมปรารถนาทุกประการ ให้พรให้ครอบครัวเป็นสุข ปรองดองกัน

Monsignor Dzi Bead: Looks like a stick figure. Bead is for strength, sense of wholeness and protection. Monsignor Dzi is believed to render mental support for hard-workers, removes obstacles and bad luck ahead in the way. Helps to keep the mind agile and healthy. Can assist with memory and cognition.