Buddha Face Carved Grey Tan Mother of Pearl Shell Flat Bead 41mm

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$4.50
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$4.50
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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Indonesia
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This Buddha Face Carved Grey and Tan Mother of Pearl Shell Flat Bead features the face of the great spiritual teacher with his eyes closed.

My photos don't show it so well but there's a rainbow effect of pink and green nacreous irridescence across the surface of this piece.

Carved from the shell of the black-lipped pearl oyster, it has 1.5mm holes drilled top and bottom, making it ideal for a bracelet, or to hang a tassel from the base.

It was crafted in Bali, Indonesia, where Buddhism and other religions have had a big influence in shaping the type of Hinduism practised by most of the island's 4.2 million inhabitants.

You can see more of my Buddha cabs, beads and other items here http://www.etsy.com/shop/Indounik/search?search_query=buddha&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6011725&shopname=Indounik

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AT A GLANCE:
Size: Approx 41mm (L) x 25mm (W) - 1.6in (L) x 0.98in (W)
Thickness: Approx 1mm
Weight: Approx 3 grams
Pieces per pack: 1
Material: Mother of pearl shell from the black-lipped pearl oyster Pinctada Margaritifera drilled top and bottom with 1.5mm holes
Colour: Grey-brown with pink and green nacreous irridescence.
Shipping: This item will ship from Ubud, Bali, via Pos Indonesia registered mail with a tracking number, and you will almost certainly have to sign for the package upon delivery. It will be packaged well to protect it from damage. I generally ship more quickly than the 3-5 days mentioned in my shipping profile but sometimes need more leeway if it's rainy season or there are a lot of religious holidays. Please see my shop policies for further shipping details.

BACK STORY:
Bali is the biggest Hindu outpost outside of India but it's a hybrid form of the religion that incorporates elements of Buddhism, animism, and even Chinese Confucianism.

This religion is practised by more than 90 percent of Balinese as well as some residents of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, and Lombok, the little island to Bali's east. Together they represent only about 3 per cent of the population of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation state.

What might not be so widely known is that in Java, once predominantly Hindu, a substantial number of Muslims follow a non-orthodox, Hindu-influenced form of Islam known as Agama Jawa.

For Hindus. including the Balinese, Buddha is regarded as one of the 10 avatars of God Vishnu.

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“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” ~ Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C
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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from Indonesia
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Australia, New Zealand and Oceania 2-3 weeks
Asia Pacific 2-3 weeks
Latin America and the Caribbean 2-4 weeks
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