Tibetans don’t have many riches, but what they lack in wealth they make up for with heart. Their spirituality transfers into much of their lives, and influences everything they wear…including their handmade jewellery.
Tibeten Tak bone jewellery is made from domesticated Yaks that have passed from natural causes.
This is a beautiful way to embrace the Buddhist philosophy because every time a practitioner looks down they are reminded of the impermanence of life. Artisans create intricate carvings of spiritual symbols in the bone and bring it to monks to receive blessings, often times using the jewelry in their own mantras or chants. But what they do not use themselves, they sell in order to make a living. This allows these hardworking people to make a valuable income creating beautiful pieces of spiritual art to be enjoyed by many people around the world.