Melong is a Tibetan term that means mirror, “looking glass”. The Tibetan Melong or Shamanic Mirror is is a polyvalent symbol, an ancient mystical device that is used in the Vajrayana Practices. Its origin dates back 5000 years to the ancient pre-Buddhist era of the original Tibetan Bon shamans, who were the astrologers, healers, soothsayers […]
From the Shan State in Burma (Myanmar), each “pak chee” flower money monetary unit is unique. The interesting, sometimes flower-like or sometimes snowflake-like patterns are the result of how molten silver crystalizes and cools when poured into a crucible. These monetary forms are quite old, but it is difficult to know the exact age of these pieces. […]
A rare pair of Kawari, from the Bugis people of Indonesia. It is increasingly rare to find a matched pair of these sterling silver antique protective amulets for children. Each side has a different magical diagram in wire work, and the necklace has been made so that either side of each amulet can be turned […]
"When I looked at the photos (without clicking on them), I knew this was Dogon. It is really a very nice one, I feel it is a pity that all Dogon pieces are made of iron (I know because of the belief in it s Special protective Qualities), but…"
"Thanks so much, Rabah! Your information and pictures are greatly appreciated.
I had seen somewhat similar looking silver versions of these bracelets before, but they were still still quite different."
"hello Betty yes it is possibl from tbessa or regions round. tey are actualy worn in tunisia and lybia too
i make it short, i have only few mn but later on, i come to you with more details. tbessa is a city in the aures,the inhabitants are chawi and…"