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Ancient Four Striped Chung dZi with Gold Repair
Huge Ancient Four Striped Chung dZi with Gold Repair - 69 mm
Our Price: £2,995.00

A very large and dramatic ancient Chong dZi that is slightly bow shaped. The bead is crafted from a dark opaque agate and displays four stripes. It has been repaired with a band of 22 K gold. A very powerful looking dZi bead that looks wonderful strung on its own or as a stiking focal bead on a necklace.

length 69 mm x 19 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 42.5 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 42.5 mm
Our Price: £2,800.00

A stunning large ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. Blood spots can also be seen under magnification. This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this type more greatly than the decorated agates and carnelians that were traded to Tibet from India in ancient times. The colour of the agate material, bead size and style of the decoration is clearly of a different quality to the Indian decorated agates and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry that was unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Very Good with minor weathering commensurate with age. No breaks or repairs.
length 42.5 mm x 11 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 41 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 41 mm
Our Price: £2,350.00

A stunning large ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. Blood spots can also be seen under magnification. This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this type more greatly than the decorated agates and carnelians that were traded to Tibet from India in ancient times. The colour of the agate material, bead size and style of the decoration is clearly of a different quality to the Indian decorated agates and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry that was unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Mostly very good with minor medicine niks at the ends. No breaks or repairs. A robust bead!
length 41 mm x 11 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 45 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 45 mm
Our Price: £2,300.00

A stunning large ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this type more greatly than the decorated agates and carnelians that were traded to Tibet from India in ancient times. The colour of the agate material, bead size and style of the decoration is clearly of a different quality to the Indian decorated agates and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry that was unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Very Good with minor weathering and medicine nik at one end. No breaks or repairs. The line on the bead in the second photo is natural crystalline banding inherent in the stone. It is not a crack.
length 45 mm x 11 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 39.5 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 39.5 mm
Our Price: £1,500.00

A stunning large ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. Blood spots can also be seen under magnification. This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this Chong type more greatly than the decorated agates and carnelians that were traded to Tibet from India in ancient times. The colour of the agate material, bead size and style of the decoration is clearly of a different quality to the Indian decorated agates and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry that was unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Mostly very good with a few medicine niks at the ends. No breaks or repairs. A robust bead!
length 39.5 mm x 13 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 29.5 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 29.5 mm
Our Price: £1,350.00

A vibrant ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this type more greatly than the decorated agates and carnelians that were traded to Tibet from India in ancient times. The colour of the agate material, bead size and style of the decoration is clearly of a different quality to the Indian decorated agates and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry that was unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Mostly very good with minor medicine niks at the ends. No breaks or repairs. A robust bead!
length 29.5 mm x 9.5 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Chung dZi Bead
Large Ancient Damaged Chung dZi
Our Price: £350.00

An impressive damaged portion of an extremely large Chung dZi. This piece would have easily been more than 10 cm in length when whole. A large decorated stripe still wraps around the body. It would look very striking if it was capped in gold.

Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
34.51mm x 23.91 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Ancient Chong type Bead  - 20 mm
Ancient Chong type Bead - 20 mm
Our Price: £145.00

A delightful ancient Chong style bead from Burma. At some point one end has been reshaped due to damage. On this portion five stripes still remain. Beautiful colour!

length 20 mm x 8 mm
2000 years old + or -
Origin: Burma, Pyu/Tircul
Chinese Braided Knotwork Necklace for beads and pendants
Chinese Braided Knotwork Necklace for beads and pendants
Our Price: £2.95

These lovely Chinese knotwork cords are a wonderful way to showcase a special bead. The loose cord at the bottom allows you to thread a bead and wear it vertically as a pendant. By pulling the two knots at the top you are able to adjust the length.

One size fits all.
Soft silk-like braided nylon cord.
dZi bead is not included = )

Brown and black colours are currently unavailable.
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 30 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 30 mm

SOLD!

A rare quality ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. Dense blood spots can be seen throughout the body.This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this type more greatly than the decorated agates and carnelians that were traded to Tibet from India in ancient times. The colour of the agate material, bead size and style of the decoration is clearly of a different quality to the Indian decorated agates and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry that was unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Very good with minor weathering commensurate with age.
No breaks or repairs. A robust bead! length
30 mm x 10 mm 1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi  - 39.5 mm
Ancient Four Striped Chong dZi - 39.5 mm

SOLD!

A magnificent ancient Chong dZi displaying four stripes. Blood spots can be seen under magnification.This particular type of Chong (Tibetan Wylie: mChong) is most associated with the Himalayan regions and Tibet. Tibetans value this type more greatly than the decorated agates and carnelians that were traded to Tibet from India in ancient times. The colour of the agate material, bead size and style of the decoration is clearly of a different quality to the Indian decorated agates and this may well suggest that there was a bead making industry that was unique to the Himalayan regions and distinct from other known bead making industries like we find in Burma. These beads have now become incredibly scarce and seldom come into the marketplace for sale.

Condition: Very good with minor weathering commensurate with age. No breaks or repairs. A robust bead!
length 39.5 mm x 11 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE
Origin: Tibet/Nepal
Ancient Single Stripe Chong dZi - 34 mm
Ancient Single Stripe Chong dZi - 34 mm

SOLD!

A magnificent ancient Chong dZi with a large dark stripe in the centre. This is a mostly opaque bead and has a beautiful usage patina from many centuries of heirlooming. One of the nicest examples of its type that you are likely to find.

This bead has remained in a private collection since the 1980s.
Condition: Very good with weathering commensurate with age. No breaks or cracks.
Prized in Tibet and the Himalayan Regions
34 mm x 11.5 mm
1000 BCE to 300 CE