Ganesh Ghau: Buddhist Prayer Box, 3" Pendant, 1 pieceWoman Shops World
So authentic and alluring, this Ganesh Ghua pendant hails from Nepal. Incredibly intricate and detailed, it is encrusted with Garnets, Emeralds, Turquoise, Coral, and Lapis stones. This is a traditional pendant that is worn in Nepal by buddhists to ward off negative energy and to attract positive energy. It has a bottom part that opens, where traditionally the wearer would carry a prayer, photo, or memory.
The vessel part measures approximately 3/8" deep. The back has "Om mani padme hum" inscribed on it in raised letters.
Ganesh is believed to be a remover of obstacles in Indian mythology. In this pendant, the axe in Ganesh's hand is moveable. The axe symbolizes cutting out attachments from ones life.
Listing is for the exact pendant that you see here. It is Sterling with 22K Gold, entirely handmade, beautifully intricate.
Pendant measure 2 7/8" tall x 1 3/4" at its widest point.
Pendant bail is about 5mm wide, large enough for a leather or other type of cord.
I travel to Nepal to hand-select all of my Nepali jewelry making supplies. I work with small-scale, family-run businesses, most of whom have been crafting these pieces for generations. I sit in the tiny little shoebox of a shop and look at their new designs, while sipping tea, and choose my favorites. It's pretty magical. Purchasing these goods help me support them in their handmade, traditional craft.
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