We carry a small range of sacred jewellery that includes traditional gaus, amulets, pendants and rings. We offer new and antique ethnographic jewellery from Nepal, the Hilltribe regions, India and South East Asia.
A Tibetan gau is a unique type of amulet container in which Tibetans keep sacred items. The contents may include a small statue, a clay Tsa Tsa, sacred medicine, a thread or fabric blessed by a revered lama, Dharma texts or mantras, relics and images of lamas and deities.
Traditionally one would ask a Lama or Guru to bless the gau and its contents. This is then said to empower the gau to protect the wearer from obstacles and to bring a continuous rain of blessings.
The new jewellery items shown in our collection are crafted by hand by Tibetan and Nepalese artisans and the antique pieces are from a bygone age of Himalayan craftmanship. Each gau is capable of being opened and filled with precious items.
Antique Tibetan gaus can be viewed on this page here