Growing your Ears to Dangle a Snake

When a young girl came of age, the story goes, the jeweller would visit her home to pierce her ears. He would then insert soft hay into it to make sure that the hole didn't close. A few days later he would visit to "tear" the hole just a bit more.  Insert more [...]

The Makara Motif: why is it so important in jewellery?

The image on top is a vajra flaying knife from 15th century Tibet. The vajra comes out of the mouth of a makara.  An object of beauty for that darkest of purposes: to kill The cap of the pendant takes the form of [...]

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