Yak tooth pendant bronze copper finish clay bone by dead good jewellery taxidermy oddities curios long pendant

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Here we have a Yak tooth necklace, made from teeth that i bought off a flea market in northern India whilst i took a break to travel.

The domestic yak is a long-haired domesticated bovid found throughout the Himalayan region of the Indian subcontinent, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia.

Yaks and Tibetans have had a largely symbiotic relationship for thousands of years: without the Tibetans, the Yaks would struggle to grow large numbers, and without the Yaks the Tibetans definitely couldn’t exist.

Many major food sources comes from Yaks- butter, milk, and cheese are important staples of a Tibetan’s diet. They’re also used for transportation, clothing, and hauling goods.

This is why they place an extremely high value on their preservation…Yaks are sort of the lifeblood of the Tibetan culture.

Based on Buddhist traditions, many Tibetans understand that killing an animal is wrong.

Because the Tibetan people revere and need the Yak, every single bit of the animal is used upon it’s death.

But when it comes to the sacred Yak bone jewellery used in their Buddhist traditions, the rules are strict: the animals must die of natural means.

This is because the negative karma that is created from slaughtering the animal outweighs the positive effects of spiritual engravings of mantras such as Om Mani Padme Om.

When something serves a spiritual purpose, it is believed that it should be as pure as possible.

Practicing Buddhists also view Yak jewellery as a reminder of the impermanence of life; it’s a way to help them dive deeper into their spiritual quest…a familiar theme throughout much of Buddhism.

I have reworked the yak tooth pendant with clay and paint and antique bronze to add a steampunk look to it. As it was previously only drilled with a hole and string added.

I do not promote the killing of animals, or the bad treatment of them , but i do respect other cultures traditions and their natural ethos of recycling and using everything they can, working with nature the closest way possible.

The other jewellery shown in the pictures are also available in my etsy store.

Any questions welcomed.

You will receive one of the teeth necklaces photographed they are all very very similar.

Copyright © 2019 Nicola Hebson
All rights reserved.
Please note: my work is Copyrighted.


xox
Here we have a Yak tooth necklace, made from teeth that i bought off a flea market in northern India whilst i took a break to travel.

The domestic yak is a long-haired domesticated bovid found throughout the Himalayan region of the Indian subcontinent, the Tibetan Plateau and as far north as Mongolia and Russia.

Yaks and Tibetans have had a largely symbiotic relationship for thousands of years: without the Tibetans, the Yaks would struggle to grow large numbers, and without the Yaks the Tibetans definitely couldn’t exist.

Many major food sources comes from Yaks- butter, milk, and cheese are important staples of a Tibetan’s diet. They’re also used for transportation, clothing, and hauling goods.

This is why they place an extremely high value on their preservation…Yaks are sort of the lifeblood of the Tibetan culture.

Based on Buddhist traditions, many Tibetans understand that killing an animal is wrong.

Because the Tibetan people revere and need the Yak, every single bit of the animal is used upon it’s death.

But when it comes to the sacred Yak bone jewellery used in their Buddhist traditions, the rules are strict: the animals must die of natural means.

This is because the negative karma that is created from slaughtering the animal outweighs the positive effects of spiritual engravings of mantras such as Om Mani Padme Om.

When something serves a spiritual purpose, it is believed that it should be as pure as possible.

Practicing Buddhists also view Yak jewellery as a reminder of the impermanence of life; it’s a way to help them dive deeper into their spiritual quest…a familiar theme throughout much of Buddhism.

I have reworked the yak tooth pendant with clay and paint and antique bronze to add a steampunk look to it. As it was previously only drilled with a hole and string added.

I do not promote the killing of animals, or the bad treatment of them , but i do respect other cultures traditions and their natural ethos of recycling and using everything they can, working with nature the closest way possible.

The other jewellery shown in the pictures are also available in my etsy store.

Any questions welcomed.

You will receive one of the teeth necklaces photographed they are all very very similar.

Copyright © 2019 Nicola Hebson
All rights reserved.
Please note: my work is Copyrighted.


xox

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