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Agira- Beaded Necklace
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Agira Necklace

$111.00 $88.00

  • Āgirā , Sanskrit for “Fire”
  • Eco-friendly, fair trade item hand made in the Himalayan Mountains by Tibetan refugees
  • 9 mm textured yak bone mala beads inlaid with coral, turquoise and brass strung on an adjustable wax cord
  • Add a vintage element to any any outfit with this rustic unisex jewelry piece

Part of our Nepal Collection, each item in this collection is fair trade and made by hand by a community of primarily women Tibetans refugees living in the Himalayan mountain regions of Nepal. Jewelry serves as a symbol of spirituality in the Tibetan culture and serves as the main source of income for the refugees.

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Culture

A mala is a set of beads traditionally used for prayer and meditation in Buddhist and Hindu culture.

Each bead of this mala necklace is made from hand carved yak bone beads inlaid with turquoise, coral and recycled brass. In Tibetan culture bone is used in jewelry to serve as a reminder to live in service of others.

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Significance

The use of bone signifies our impermanence and serves as a reminder to embrace the transient nature of the world so that by contemplating our mortality we may make this life more fruitful by being present in the moment.

Turquoise represents the unbounded nature of the sky and symbolizes the limitless ascension achievable by the mind.

Coral represents the earth and symbolizes strength, stability and steadfastness.

The brass is used to bring a healing balance between the energy of the body and the energy of the mind.

Āgirā , Sanskrit for “Fire”

Tibetan Mala beaded necklace

Each mala has a 108 handmade beads. Buddhists believe the number 108 to have a special significance. It is a “Harshad” Number, an integer divisible by the sum of its digits . “Harshad” is Sanskrit for “great joy” and represents the number of human desires, or ignorances, the overcoming of which results Buddhists believe results in spiritual enlightenment.

Weight0.080 kg
Dimensions32 x 1 x 1 cm
Name

Āgirā , Sanskrit for “Fire”

Craftsmanship

Each bead is hand carved resulting in slight irregularities such as wear patterns and chiseled sections. The minor variations in shape and colour are a result of the traditional craftsmanship techniques which provide the rustic, vintage feel to our collection and make every piece a labour of love and a work of art.

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