ANCIENT STRIPED CHUNG dZI
For these types of beads I have chosen the Tibetan term DZI.
The agate material, size and decoration is different from the Indian ecthed beads. The Tibetan Buddhist regions of the Himalayas had their own bead making tradition, which in many ways marks an artistic peak like the one we can observe in the late Indus period. This peak in bead making might very well have been before the arrival of Buddhism and hence connected with the belief systems in the previous more animistic and shamanistic Bön religion.

 


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Four Striped DZI beads with black or brown belly




 

 



 

CDZI 1  -  35,5 * 9,5 mm
 






 

 

CDZI 2  -  34 * 9 mm - repair bead
 
 


 
    CDZI 3  -  33 * 9 mm
 High resolution: Picture 1 - picture 2 - hole






 
  CDZI 4  -   32,5 * 9 mm
 
 

 
CDZI 5  -  34 * 9 mm
 High resolution: Picture 1 - picture 2 - hole






 
  CDZI 6  -  33 * 8,5 mm
 
 

 
CDZI 7  -  32 * 9,5 mm






 
 
  CDZI 8  -  28 * 6,5 mm
 
 
 
CDZI 9  -  28 * 7 mm
 







 
  CDZI 10  - 30 * 10 mm - Dual Striped DZI
 
 


Single Stripe Chung DZI - Black & bown Belly



 
 
CDZI 11 - 41,5 * 12 mm




 


 


 
 




 
CDZI 12  -  41,5 * 10 mm







 
 
 
CDZI 13  -  35,5 * 8 mm







 
 
  CDZI 14  -  33,5 * 8 mm
 
 
 
CDZI 15  -  32 * 9,5 mm







 
 
  CDZI 16  -  32 * 10 mm
 
 


 
 
CDZI 17  -  31 * 11 mm
 






 
  CDZI 18  -  32 * 9 mm
 
 


 
 
CDZI 19  -  30 * 9 mm







 
 
  CDZI 20  -  30 * 8 * 6 mm
 
 
 
CDZI 21  -  31,5 * 10 mm







 
 
  CDZI 22  -  31 * 8,5 mm
 



 
 
CDZI 23 - 30 * 9 mm







 
 
  CDZI 24 - 30 * 9 mm
 
 


 
 
CDZI 25 - 29 * 10 mm




 



 
  CDZI 26 - 29 * 10 mm
 

 
 
CDZI 27 - 28 * 10 mm


 
 




 
  CDZI 28 - 28,5 * 9,5 mm
 
 


 
 
CDZI 29  -  28,5 * 8,5 mm
 






 
  CDZI 30  -  29 * 8 mm
 
 
 
CDZI 31   -  28,5 * 11,5 mm







 
 
  CDZI 32  -  28 * 11 mm
 
 
 
CDZI 33   -  28,5 * 10 mm







 
 
   CDZI 34  -  28 * 8,5 mm
 
 
 
CDZI 35  -  27 * 11 mm
 







 
  CDZI 36  -   26,5 * 9 mm
 
 
 
CDZI 37  -  27 * 9 mm







 
 
  CDZI 38  -  28 * 8,5 mm
 
 
 
CDZI 39  -  24,5 * 10,5 mm





 



 
   CDZI 40  -  26 * 10 mm
 
 
 

 
CDZI  41  -  22 * 7 mm




 



 
   CDZI 42  -  19 * 6 mm
 
 


 
 
 
CDZI 43  -  18 * 7 mm







 
 
   CDZI 44  -  14 * 6 mm
 
 


Single Stripe Chung DZI - White  Belly
 

 
CDZI 45  -  27 * 10 mm
 







 
  CDZI 46  -  26,5 * 8/9 mm
 
 

 
CDZI 47  -  22 * 11/12 mm







 
 
  CDZI 48 -  19 * 6/7 mm
 
 
 
CDZI 49  -  20 * 6/7 mm







 
 
   CDZI 50  -   15,5 * 7 mm




 
 
 
CDZI 51 - 23 * 7/8 mm







 
 
   CDZI 52 -  18 * 6 mm
 
 

Dual color Chung DZI

 
CDZI 53  -  13 * 11,5 mm
 







 
  CDZI 54  -  13 * 12 mm
 
 
 
CDZI  55  -  11 * 7,5 mm







 
 
  CDZI 56   -  13 * 9 mm
 
 


 
 
CDZI 57  -  15 * 8 mm
A natural Chung DZI







 
 
  CDZI 58  -  11,5 * 9 mm
A Chung Dzi wi

th a natural crystal eye
 
 
     
     

I have deliberately scanned the beads so that the scars and imperfections in the agate are amplified. In normal daylight and without the Photoshop 'unsharp mask' the beads look far more smooth and faultless.  In case you are interested in purchasing one of the beads, please ask for more scans and photos of the particular bead you are interested in.


Contact Gunnar Muhlman - gunnars@mail.com