EXTRAORDINALY, Chinese Qing Dynasty Carved ChenXiang wood Chinese court necklace, ChaoZhu beads. Comprised of well strung 108 natural round shape carved Chenxiang beads accented by four larger beads. Each bead carved and inlaid with gilt silver protruding grains patterned medallion. One larger bead center Fotou connecting to pale-creme thread suspending a oval flori-form Chenxiang pendant, inlaid with gilt silver and pearl beads. Followed by the central back-cloud (BeiYun). The prayer Necklace elegancy fitted unto pale-creme silk wrapped the interior hard-cushion, All set unto an original hardwood lidded box.
Measurements: Box Height: 3" Width: 15 1/8" Depth: 21 1/2" Necklace Length: 52 1/4"From Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Private collector LOT NOTES:
Chaozhu beads are a Buddhist prayer beads are a traditional tool used to count the number of times a mantra is recited, breaths while meditating, counting prostrations, or the repetitions of a buddha's name. Buddhist tradition counts the beads at 108, the number is attributed to the Mokugenji (soapberry seed) Sutra wherein Shakyamuni Buddha instructed King Virudhaka to make such beads and recite the Three Jewels of Buddhism prayer beads are often painted in pigment, various traditional schools attribute a consecration ritual by the Sangha to the beads, to "open the eyes" for the purpose of achieving Enlightenment unique to the Karma of each believer. In Tibetan Buddhism of 108 beads are used These mantras can be recited for different purposes linked to working with mind. These beads can be made from the wood of Ficus religiosa (bo or bodhi tree), or from "bodhi seeds", which come from rudraksha. the beads themselves called "moon and stars" by Tibetans, and variously called "lotus root", "lotus seed" and "linden nut" The bead itself is very hard and dense, ivory-colored (which gradually turns a deep golden brown with long use), and has small holes (moons) and tiny black dots (stars) covering its surface. Within the Buddhist tradition, this repetition of the beads serves to remind practitioners of the teaching that it is possible to break the cycle of birth and death. For High Resolution Images, please use this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nistxgdbviiy9am/AABXVKFL_ENax6zAu6onsaLga?dl=0