❤This is collect from Tibet, a old badge or pandent, made of thokcha (Cold Iron or meteoric iron), the shape is Tibetan Ladder of Heaven, used the copper inlaid and carved craftsmanship,each step has copper wires inlaid on the thunder iron.
You can make it into a pendant, or a keychain, or just put it on your desk,as an ornament.
❤ABOUT TIBETAN LADDER
In the past, Tibetan household ladders were generally made of single wood, just like this handicraft you see.
In Tibetan Buddhism, the ladder represents that Tibetans can reach the Paradise of Ultimate Bliss or the Buddhist Pure Land as soon as possible, or pass on their wishes and blessings to the Buddha in the Pure Land.
Pendant material:cold iron
Height: 130mm /5.2 inches
Width: 14mm /0.51 inches
❤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, for spiritual protection and healing. 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.
We're artisans from Hepo Township, Baiyu County,Tibetan. We use ancient Tibetan handicrafts to make Tibetan Buddhist instruments.
All our crafts are directly handmade from Tibet.
When you purchase this craft it helps and support our artisan and our families in Tibet.
Your support is highly appreciated.