Dzi (Beads)

Art Description

Dzi beads have been around in Bhutan, India Tibet, and parts of Central Asia for millenia, although their origin remain a mystery. The oldest Dzi beads, highly prized and priceless today, are made of agate, with etched ‘eyes’ that are believed to ward off the evil eye. They are passed down through generations, worn to signify splendid wealth, and used in ritual and even medicine, as an artefact of power.

Art Specification

Title: Dzi (Beads)
Year: 2022
Dimension: 40x60cm
Medium: Acrylic
Exhibited In: Healing with Happiness
Price: Price on Request
Artwork Code: HWH93

Home Artists Tshering Tobgay HWH93 Dzi (Beads)

Tshering Tobgay

Born 1978, from Mongar

I have been interested in art since childhood. I used to draw and sketch for my friends who would give me all their homework that needed drawing. Since school, I have been part of VAST Bhutan where I have spent much time learning from my interactions with other artists. I am currently working at Bhutan Broadcasting Service.