Dragon Skin Dzi Bead
9EYE DZI BEAD
Dragon Skin Dzi Bead: Rather than being symbols of a dragon, dragon skin refers to the texture of the bead itself. At first look the bead will appear to be very weathered full of weathering marks and perhaps cracks. Well, it is not weathering marks, it is crackle marks. The dragon skin is formed by burning.
Tibetans named this effect on the Dzi bead as 'Dragon Skin'. The dragon skin texture is created during in a certain event. Lamas (Tibetan Monk) offer the Dzi bead to Buddha as a thanksgiving. They put the Dzi bead into a stove and start burning. At the same time while the stove with the Dzi bead is burning, hundreds of Lamas (monks) started their chanting. Finally, the Dzi bead comes out of the stove with 'Dragon Skin' texture.
Just imagine how powerful a Dzi bead would be after being chanted upon by Lamas for so many days in the temple. Dragon skin Dzi beads are all very, very old as this particular ritual has not been done in hundreds of years. In addition to the burning of the bead the bead needs to be very old before it will change into the dragon skin texture. When younger beads are put in the stove to burn the result is the "Fire Burial Dzi Bead". Authorities on DZI beads often use dragon skin texturing as a way of identifying age of a bead. Many of these beads can be (+) or (-) 2,000 years old.
A Dzi bead with dragon skin is not the same as a "Dragon Dzi Bead" and does not allow the owner of the bead to master a dragon. Only a "Dragon Dzi Bead" itself can master a dragon.
Here are some Dragon skin dzi beads (middle age).
Some other Dzi beads at Dzi Bead Meaning Cards