Wu lou pendant bead in swirly earthy agate. Center drilled.
Also called a calabash or gourd, the premise of this object it that it holds good stuff (luck, positive energy, etc.) and keeps it for your mindful contemplation, an idea based on the history of the calabash, or vegetable gourd, which has for centuries been dried out used as a vessel for all sorts of medicines in many different cultures. Another theory is that the double round shape of the gourd represents the unity of heaven and earth. Maybe both these theories hold at once.
I carefully select all the stones at Sleepy Buddha for beauty, quality of cut, and color. I make no claims about healing properties or other mental benefits of the stones. Enjoy them as you would any other beautiful object that focuses your mind.