Dzi, or sacred Tibetan agate, that can be translate by "brilliantly polished", "bright" are the agate beads with elongated with a decoration of various geometric shapes to their surfaces, but each much significance precise. The dzi are considered by Tibetans as a powerful protection. According to legend, these stones are not of terrestrial origin, but shaped by the gods and planted on earth so that those who find them, have a better Karma.
The dZi beads dating from 4500 years were found in Tibet in archaeological excavations, so period Bön shamanism long before the arrival of Buddhism.
Can be seen around the neck of the statues in temples or llamas.
The stone is agate and designs are done by hand using a secret technique.
Each Dzi has significance according to the representations on its surface
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