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This category displays ancient dZi beads with the 'single' wavey stripe known as Tasso dZi (Horse Tooth) in Tibet. These beads are not to be confused with the 'double' stripe Tiger dZi.
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Pair of Ancient Tasso dZi
Rare Pair of Ancient Tasso dZi Beads

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A super rare matched pair of ancient Tasso dZi. These robust beads are particularly large and almost indentical in size, colour and shape. One bead remains in excellent condition. The other bead displays two ancient medicinal digs at one end. The digs have been worn smooth from centuries of handling and close contact to the body.

Condition: Very Good with no breaks or repairs.
Origin: Tibet/Himalayan
Age: 2000 years + or -
largest 29.35 mm x 13.40 mm
Smallest 28.09 mm x 13.10 mm
Ancient Tasso dZi Bead
Rare Ancient Tasso dZi Bead

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A stunning ancient Tasso dZi displaying unusual colour and blood spots. A great size for adding to a mala.

Condition: Excellent with no breaks or repairs.
Sourced in Nepal
Age: 1000 BCE to 1000 CE
17 mm x 10 mm
Ancient Tasso dZi Bead
Ancient Tasso dZi Bead with red coral

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A perfect ancient Tasso dZi bead flanked by natural red coral. A great size for adding to a mala. Blood spots can be seen under magnification.

Condition: Excellent. No breaks, cracks or repairs.
Sourced in Nepal
Age: 2000 years old + or -
approx 16 mm x 13 mm
Ancient Tasso dZi Bead
Ancient Tasso dZi Bead

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A beautiful fat ancient Tasso dZi bead with a body worn smooth from possibly hundreds of years of close body contact. This opaque bead displays a dark wavey stripe against an ivory white body. This is a really lovely vibrant dZi bead with a great feel.

Condition: Excellent. No breaks, cracks or repairs.
Sourced in Nepal
Age: 2000 years + or -
17.65 mm x 14.56 mm
Ancient Tasso dZi Bead
Rare Ancient Tasso dZi Bead

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Another bead of rare size and appearance. This opaque darkened agate bead displays greyish white lines. Usually these beads display a dark wavey stripe, so this bead is unusual. In fact it might be more accurate to call this a pure dZi with a zig zag decoration.

Condition: Very Good with no breaks or repairs.
Sourced in Nepal
Age: 1000 BCE to 1000 CE
29 mm x 12 mm
Ancient Tasso dZi Bead
Ancient Tasso dZi Bead

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A very nice ancient Tasso dZi that is full of character and displays strong colour. This bead has deep ancient wear to one of the ends and a surface nik which is also worn smooth (see last image). A great hard to find bead that would be three times the price if found in excellent condition. It is a completely opaque bead, displaying a colour reminiscent of used ivory and is a perfect size for adding to a mala.

Condition: Good with a surface nik worn smooth from centuries of use.
Sourced in Nepal
Age: 1000 BCE to 1000 CE
14 mm x 10 mm
Ancient Tasso dZi Bead
Ancient Tasso dZi Bead

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A fat ancient dZi bead with a cloudy surface that is possibly due to extended burial or overheating at the time of creation. It displays the sort after Tasso or Horse tooth decoration.  The deep end wear from rubbing against other beads suggests this dZi has been worn and cherished for many centuries. This bead was collected in India in the 1970s and has remained in a private collection until recently.

Condition:  A good bead that remains robust and free from breaks or repairs.
Age: 2000 years old + or -
Origin: Tibet/Himalayas
Size: 15.08 mm x 11.52 mm
Ancient Tasso dZi
Ancient Tasso dZi Bead

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A lovely ancient Tasso dZi with blood spots. This bead was collected in India in the 1970s and has remained in a private collection until recently.

Condition:  A good bead that remains robust and free from breaks or repairs. There is a surface crack to one side, however, it does not run deep and the body remains robust.
Age: 2000 years old + or -
Origin: Tibet/Himalayas
Size: 18 mm x 13 mm
Ancient Tasso dZi
Ancient Tasso dZi Bead

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A lovely caramel coloured ancient Tasso dZi. This bead was collected in India in the 1970s and has remained in a private collection until recently.

Condition:  A very good bead that remains robust and free from breaks or repairs.
Age: 2000 years old + or -
Origin: Tibet/Himalayas
Size: 18.5 mm x 12 mm