Heart of the Ancestors
This piece carries with it the heart of our ancestors which in many shamanic traditions is symbolized by white. In this long piece I have used deer leather, small white howlite scull beads and white Tibetan agate dzi beads.
Although these white agate beads were sold to me as Dzi beads, I would say that these beads are in the "Dzi bead style" in that they are made of agate and have the same small eyes in them, as traditional Dzi beads are long cylinders.
Agate: This stone inspires creativity, and provides protection from negative environmental influences or people who do not support us on our life's path. Agate has a deep clear energy that facilitates the user to also get clear on their path and supports them as they follow their passions and dreams.
The Origin of Dzi BeadThe dzi bead is one of the most mysterious of all the beads known to human being today. Numerous attempts to trace back to their source yield fruitlessly although many dzi beads have been passed down from generations to generations. They exist seemingly in isolation, as if snapped from a chain, with no links to their past. It is unclear to many bead scholars the exact origin of dzi bead, why, when and how it was manufactured. The fact is these tiny stone beads patterned with mystical eyes are one of the most treasured beads in the world today. The Tibetans believe the dzi beads are the precious jewels with supernatural origin.