Nepalese Ghau Gau prayer box pendant beaded with genuine vintage Turquoise gemstone & beautiful capped Coral Nepalese Beads handmade vintage necklace. Beautiful Nepalese filigree bronze Ghau Gau with blue Turquoise, lapis lazuli and coral cabochon details. This pendant is strung with huge chunky blue turquoise and capped Nepalese coral gemstone beads that are spaced with Bicone brass beads 16mm. Beautiful handmade unique Bohemian Necklace.This is an old unique Ghau Gau obtained from Nepal a few years back and extremely hard to find. This Beautiful old Nepalese Ghau has intricate bronze filigree design surrounded by several turquoise, lapis and Coral cabochons.
The back of the Ghau prayer box fits snugly & is accurately sized so there should be no worry of it falling out. The lower piece of the Ghau is the traditional dorje with a charm of genuine turquoise. The golden Gau Ghau vintage pendant is approximately 2" in height and 1.5" in width. The blue oval turquoise chunky beads are approximately 20mm to 18mm. The Nepalese capped coral beads are approximately 14mm.
The brass Bicone vintage beads are approximately 16mm to 18mm. Total length of this necklace is 24 which makes it perfect for layering. Large brass Bali hook clasp closure. Beautiful old vintage unique one of a kind treasure collectible necklace. A Gau (also spelled Ghau or Gao) is a Tibetan Buddhist amulet container or prayer box, usually made of metal and worn as jewelry.As a small container used to hold and carry powerful amuletic objects, the Gau is culturally equivalent to Latin American package amulets, African-American conjure bags or mojo hands, South American charm vials, and American wish boxes. Because they are worn as jewelry, Gaus are made of metal and are often ornamented with semi-precious stones, but they vary enormously in style according to the taste of the designer. Many Buddhists in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, India, and now all over the world use a prayer box pendant called a "Ghau". These ghau are mostly made of silver, however the Tibetan artisans also use brass, copper, gold and other metals. Ghau often have intricate designs, auspicious symbols and mantras inscribed on their outer surface Ghau also often contain semi-precious gemstones which have various healing effects on the wearer.
Lapis Lazuli and turquoise are especially popular in Tibetan prayer box design for their beauty and healing properties. The Ghau opens to a concealed inner space, and is traditionally used by Tibetan Buddhists to hold a picture of their favorite deity or Lama, a folded up scroll of sacred mantras, special herbs or sacred relics.
The Ghau is used as an amulet to help the wearer to ward off negative energy and attract blessings. A Ghau are also used as a portable shrine and are worn on a cord around the neck and hung close to the heart. In different religions and cultures, these boxes have different names. While Tibetan Buddhists call it a "Ghau" (Gau or Gao), Latin Americans call it a "Package Amulet, " African-Americans say "Conjure Bag" or "Mojo Hands, " Hirz or Prayer Box, South Americans have "Charm Vials" and contemporary Americans sometimes refer to them as "Wish Boxes".
While there may be some debate as to where the prayer box first originated, they are treasured by many faiths, and even by nonreligious individuals. Turquoise is perhaps the oldest stone in man's history, the talisman of kings, shamans, and warriors. It is a stone of protection, strong and opaque, yet soothing to the touch, healing to the eye, as if carved from an azure heaven and slipped to earth. As a healing stone, Turquoise is among the crystal healing master stones.According to followers of the New Age, the healing powers of Turquoise can benefit the whole body, with special strengths in healing ailments of the immune, respiratory, waste and skeletal systems. Coral symbolizes life and blood force energy. Dark red coral is used for heating and stimulating the bloodstream. Pink shades restore harmony to the heart. It is used as an aid to depression, lethargy or deficient nutrition. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "mimi033" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.