Omyoki Buddhist Tibetan jewelry is linked to the symbols of Buddhism, meditation and inner well-being. Our Tibetan jewelry is handmade in Nepal and India, places of residence of Tibetan communities, in a logic of fair trade.

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History of Buddhist Tibetan Jewelry

Our Tibetan jewelry does not come from Tibet but is made by craftsmen living in Tibetan communities in northern India and Nepal. Large Tibetan communities have fled Tibet, annexed by China in the 50 years, to establish themselves in India and Nepal. Moreover, the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government in exile are in Dharamsala, in northern India.

Material and symbolic Tibetan jewelry

Our Tibetan Buddhist jewelry is entirely handmade, in natural materials ranging from semiprecious stones, to plant seeds and wood beads. Other jewels are in worked sterling silver, including meditation rings and other creations with symbols of Buddhism: tree of life, seed of life, mandalas ... These beneficial jewels are vectors of appeasement, sources of tranquility and serve sometimes support for meditation.

The soul of Tibetan jewelry

The jewels have never been worn by Tibetans just to beautify themselves. Indeed, Tibetan jewelry is related to Buddhism, or serve as amulets. Today the best known in the West are the necklaces and bracelets mala sort of Tibetan rosary that monks chew while reciting their 100 prayers (108 beads: 100 prayers and forget 8). These malas are now available in necklaces, multi-turn bracelets or fine bracelets.

Amulets and lucky doors

In time the jewels held places of bank reserve, or indicator of social status. Most of the jewels made of precious metals, silver or gold, were considered auspicious and lucky. In southern Tibet, a woman who did not wear an ornamental headdress was a sign of bad luck. This led the women to sleep with their huge headdresses until the 50 years.

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Tibetan jewelry, social symbol

For men, jewelry was a symbol of their position in society. Like the gun, the sword and the saddle, a man's amulet was an indicator of social status. "Gun, sword," I can see from here your surprise but yes some Tibetans were great fighters. The Tibetans of Kham, better known as Khampa / Khamba, are traditionally known as Tibetan warriors. The Khampa follow another branch of Buddhism known.

Whether from Beijing or Lhasa, the Khampa have always resisted foreigners. Throughout their long history, Khampa fought against anyone trying to settle in their area. At the beginning of the XNIXXth century, several European and American explorers were killed by the Khampa - including Jules-Léon Dutreuil of Rhins, Louis Victor Liotard and Albert Shelton. Kham is one of the three main regions of Tibet. The Kham is 20 times bigger than Sweden or California.


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