This is collect from Yushu City Tibet,about 50 years ago, only one left.Tt's a old badge or pandent amulet,carved with mantra, made of thokcha (Cold Iron or meteoric iron). The shape is Tibetan Budhist Protective Amulet Pendant - SIPAHO(srid pa ho). Carved with mantra, include OM MANI PADME HUM SIPAHO Melong Mirror on the Cord,Made of Thokcha, thunder iron or cold iron. Looks really cool and beautiful. When on a go or travelling, it's placed as a waist tag. You can make it into a necklace, or a keychain, pendant, or just put it on your desk,as an ornament. 100% Handmade Pendant material:thokcha Pattern: SIPAHO BAGUA Diameter: 40mm /1.58 inches Weight:26g / 0.9 oz ———————————————————————————————— ABOUT Thokcha -Thunder Iron Thokcha (Tibetan: ཐོག་ལྕགས, གནམ་ལྕགས) are tektites and meteorites which serve as amulets.Typically high in iron content, also called Thunder Iron,Cold Iron.These are traditionally believed to contain a magical, protective power comparable to Tibetan dzi beads. Most thokcha are made of a copper alloy. Thogchags or Thokcha are worn as amulets by Tibetans, specifically people of the Himalayan regions. Created in several forms, they often depict tantric deities, sacred animals, auspicious symbols, and mantras. Many represent ritual supports such as a mirror, phurba, or vajra. Some pieces may be abstract in nature, and the meaning of the form has since been lost in antiquity. Further research is still in the process. Other Thokcha were simply used as ancient arrow points, buckles, body armour, or even old horse trappings. ————————————————————————————— ABOUT OM MANI PADME HUM MANTRA Auṃ maṇi padme hūṃ (Sanskrit: ॐ मणि पद्मे हूँ, IPA: [õːː mɐɳɪ pɐdmeː ɦũː]) is the six-syllabled Sanskrit mantra particularly associated with the four-armed Shadakshari form of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. It first appeared in the Mahayana Kāraṇḍavyūhasūtra where it is also referred to as the sadaksara (six syllabled) and the paramahrdaya, or “innermost heart” of Avalokiteshvara. In this text the mantra is seen as condensed form of all the Buddhist teachings. The first word Aum/Om is a sacred syllable in various Indian religions. The word Mani means "jewel" or "bead", Padme is the "lotus flower" (the Eastern sacred flower), and Hum represents the spirit of enlightenment. In Tibetan Buddhism, this is the most ubiquitous mantra and the most popular form of religious practice, performed by laypersons and monastics alike. It is also an ever present feature of the landscape, commonly carved onto rocks, known as mani stones, painted into the sides of hills or else it is written on prayer flags and prayer wheels. Due to the increased interactions between Chinese Buddhists and Tibetans and Mongolians during the 11th century, the mantra also entered Chinese Buddhism. ————————————————————————————— ABOUT SIPAHO The SIPAHO is a sacred chart with the symbols of Tibetan astrology, including its indian and chinese forming with the image of "magic square" in the center,8 trigrams (BA GUA),12 zodiac animals,Buddhist symbols,fringing the amulet image a Big Tortoise. The SIPAHO (Srid-pa-ho) is a wheel of protection based on traditional Tibetan calendar charts. Calendar charts are viewed as auspicious representations of natural cycles associated with stability, predictability, and regularity. The symbols they bear, all closely related to time, counteract the negative influence associated with planets, seasons, cosmic phenomena, and natural events and support stability and balance in nature and in human lives. Also,Srid-Pa-Ho is a powerful Tibetan astrological mandala to have in one's home for protection and to attract positive energies. Found in most Tibetan homes, this mandala features select deities and astrological symbols that when combined,provide perfect feng shui, offering protection against harm, and bringing about good energies throughout the home. The wearing of Srid-Pa-Ho heightens awareness, and protects body and mind from negative influences.