Saturday, April 12, 2008
Tibetan Mala Beads
I thought I'd mention that I've been drawn to some really lovely beads taken from old Tibetan Prayer Malas. I think my interest in them has much to do with the extent to which Tibet has been on my mind and in my heart of late. Seems as though all manner of things are stirring up for Tibetan people and as is often the case, that "stirring" is bringing things to a high, chaotic pitch. My hope is that the truth of Tibet's story not become distorted in the midst of the high passion and energy that's getting expressed. Those who "stir things up" are often discredited for their "stirring". Anyway...
Back to the beads. These beads are exquisite and come in very different styles, shapes and materials. I am most attracted to the yak bone beads that feature metal or gem chip inlay. I'm posting shots of the items I have in my shop that integrate these great beads.